Thorp School Building.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs



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Citation

Uknown., “Thorp School Building.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed November 26, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8405.

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Title

Thorp School Building.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs

Subject

Kittitas County (Wash.) -- Buildings, Historic; Historic buildings -- Washington (State) -- Kittitas County; School buildings -- Washington (State) -- Thorp; Thorp School (Thorp, Washington)

Description

The small farming community of Thorp, Washington was established in 1895 and as the population grew and rural school districts consolidated, the need for a larger school became necessary. The large, two-story Thorp School was built close to the center of town in 1895. It housed the entire Thorp school students, grades first through high school. In 1935 a brick elementary school was constructed and for the first time the elementary and secondary students were separated. The old Thorp School was demolished in 1957 and a modern Thorp High School was built in 1958.Postcard titled "Thorp School Building." Handwritten note to Mrs. Michael Hughes in Seattle, Wash. from Ellen Thomas.

Creator

Uknown.

Source

Ellensburg Public Library

Publisher

Ellensburg Public Library

Date

ca. 1912.

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be requested from the director of the Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection. Please contact at 209 N. Ruby St.. Ellensburg, WA 98926, (509) 962-7252.

Type

5" x 7" b/w reprint of original sepia colored photograph postcard.

Identifier

BLD-102