The Washington or Central Public School (1890-1924) was located on East Fifth Avenue between Sprague and Anderson Streets. This view is looking northeast from the southwest corner of the schoolyard. During the early morning hours of November 7, 1924, in the Domestic Science Room on the third floor a fire started which destroyed the Washington School. Originally, the school housed the entire school population of Ellensburg, but in later years served as a Junior High and Grade School. Everything above the first floor was a total loss with an estimated cost of damages at $50,000.
Pautzke?, Otto W. and Zetzsche?, Willis, "Ellensburg Public School II" (1900). Ellensburg History Photographs. 146.
Local History Collection Photographs, Ellensburg Public Library
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