Rosario School old windows, broken school looking pretty run down and delapidated.
The ANACORTES AMERICAN, September 24, 1989 reports: "Rosario School in Anacortes was built by Trenholm and Black for the Rosario School District in 1890-1891. The school originally had a second story, as evidenced by the window above the doorway. It is said that the upstairs room was intended for parties and parent meetings. Several families reportedly refused to allow their children to attend school for fear the building would blow over in a high wind. In response, Blaine and Sam Giles, Charlie Livingston and Wallace Sharpe removed the second story during the summer of 1909.
The Skagit County Historical Society owns Rosario School now. In 1976, the Anacortes Lions Club repaired and repainted the building. Rosario School is located on southwestern Fidalgo Island, just off ... Sharpe Road.
Directions: Follow Highway 20 toward Oak Harbor; turn on Rosario Road at the south end of Pass Lake and follow it for about 2 miles. Turn right onto Sharpe Road and then left (still on Sharpe Road) at the top of the hill. After about 1/2 mile you will see Sharpe Lane on your left. Turn onto it and proceed for 100 yards to the school.)"
AA, May 10, 1989: "...Rosario School was built in 1890 for about $1,465. Students from first to eighth grade attended classes there beginning in 1903 until the school closed its doors in 1955."
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