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    Architecture and Buildings

    The district has published four histories of the Seattle Public School:
    2002 Building for Learning, Seattle School Histories, 1862 – 2000. Edited by Nile Thompson and Carolyn J. Marr

    The others are only in the archives:
    1951 Histories of the Seattle Public Schools, Edited by Kenneth E. Selby
    1961 Histories of the Seattle Public Schools, Edited by Kenneth E. Selby
    1974 Seattle School Histories, 1869 – 1974, Edited by Sara Levant

    These books serve as a valuable resource for understanding the birth and development of neighborhood schools. Essays from Building for Learning and other sources on Schools can be found at The district is looking to update the essays to include the the improvements and new buildings that have happened from the BEX and BTA levies.

    Land-marked school buildings report - also reference the Historical Survey from City of Seattle

    And more recent information compiled about School building name changes over time.
    School Building Naming Report 2013

    Central School Building. 7th Avenue and Madison Street. 1889-1938. Seattle's first high school

    Available in the archives are architectural drawings, renderings, building construction photographs and other administrative files related to facility planning, capacity management, school closure and environmental compliance are available at the archives.