AKA: Whittier Elementary School #2, Ballard, Seattle ,WA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - elementary schools

Designers: Seattle Public Schools, Office of the Supervising Architect, Naramore, Floyd A. (firm); Floyd Archibald Naramore (architect)

Dates: constructed 1927-1928, demolished 1998

Ballard, Seattle, WA

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The first Whittier Elementary School was housed in a former private residence, the Hubbard House. The Seattle School District's Supervising Architect, Floyd A. Naramore (1879-1970) designed a large new building for Whittier in 1928. The 1908 original Whittier Elementary Building and the nearby 1928 school ceased school operations in 06/1997. .

Some thought was given by the Seattle Public Schools Board to preserve the 1928 building, but is was ruled not historic enough to outweigh the importance of a new facility.

The Whittier School was one of eleven Seattle Public Schools that sustained significant damage during the intense Earthquake of 04/29/1965, that measured 6.5 on the Richter Scale. According to a newspaper report, the second floor of the school received structural damage. (See "9 Schools Hit but No Pupils Are Injured," Seattle Times, 04/29/1965, p. 4. and Greg Lange, "Earthquake rattles Western Washington on April 29, 1965," HistoryLink.org, [article written 03/02/2000], Accessed 01/28/2013.)

Demolished in 1998.

PCAD id: 8991