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Catalog Number WF 2576
Caption Old (original) Gym
Description Anacortes High School was constructed in 1931 at 1600 20th. It was just south of the Columbian School, which had served Anacortes students since 1892. In 1931, 83% of Anacortes voters approved spending $90,000 to build a new high school. The 9-2-1931 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported the high school's completion and its dedication ceremonies on 9-5-1931. It opened the following Monday for 271 students in grades 10, 11, and 12. Some Works Progress Administration (WPA) funds and labor were used in constructing the school. This view was taken near the old High School Gymnasium which was constructed in 1927 on the north side of the high school. It was demolished c. 1975. After the new gym was built c. 1955, the old building was used mostly for drama productions.
Date 1930 c.
Photographer BRADY, Ferd
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Organization - School
Place - Anacortes, WA
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms AHS
1931
Anacortes High School
Works Progress Administration
Gymnasium
roof
Object Name Negative