‘This building was constructed to reduce overcrowded conditions in other senior high schools. It has 39 classrooms, boys’ and girls’ gymnasiums, a large auditorium with stage, a small music hall with platform and sloping floor, numerous special service rooms… read more
Auditorium: 1,850 seats including balcony. Concrete, terra cotta trim. Choral room, band practice room, instrument storage. Athletic field: football field, track, ROTC drill area (boys); basketball, tennis courts, volleyball (girls).
This 5’6″ x 27′ fresco mural “Advancement of Learning Through the Printing Press” by Lucien Labaudt was completed in 1936 with funding from the WPA Federal Art Project.
This project was originally assigned to Beniamino Bufano, but was awarded to Johnson instead when the WPA fired Bufano. This 1942 frieze entitled “Athletics” covers the back wall of the football field and still stands today. Supposedly, “WPA officials objected… read more
Victor Arnautoff’s fresco entitled “Life of Washington” consists of thirteen panels and totals 1600 square feet. It was produced with the assistance of FAP funds.
Ralph Stackpole’s 5’6″ x 27′ fresco “Contemporary Education” in the Washington High School library was completed in 1936 with FAP funds.
This 4′ x 10′ fresco mural “Modern and Ancient Science” by Gordon Langdon depicts the physicist Robert A. Milliken. It is located near the entrance to the library at Washington High School.