New Eatonville School – 1915

1915 High school. Landscaping is underway.
1916 High school. Landscaping is underway.

On July 4, 1915, construction started on the new Eatonville High School and it was dedicated in 1916.

This school would turn out be second to none. Articles were written about it and the town was extremely proud. Below are just a few pictures of the school that was said to be 25 years ahead of its time.

The History of Tacoma Eastern Area says that, in 1914, while B.W. Lyon was superintendent of the Eatonville schools, the county superintendent, L.L. Benbow, added sections of timberlands to the Eatonville School District to provide additional tax revenues to build quality schools in eastern Pierce County.  In 1914, the Eatonville School Board consisted of N.P. Christensen, Chairman and R.M. Engle and O. Johnson.

High School Cafeteria, 1915
High School Cafeteria, 1916

Photos courtesy of the Haynes family.

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State of the art gym in 1915
State of the art gym in 1916

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th Grade Boys using the gym in ca. 1915
5th Grade Boys using the gym in ca. 1916

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front of the brand new 1915 gym
Front of the brand new ca. 1916 gym

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eatonville's high school science class in 1915
Eatonville's high school science class in 1916

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop class at Eatonville in 1915
Shop class at Eatonville in 1916

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eatonville was one of the rare schools to have a pool in 1915
Eatonville was one of the rare schools to have a pool in 1916

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