North Salem High School – Salem OR


"This building is somewhat removed from the center of the city but is located with reference to the school population and is situated next to the junior high school which is equipped with an athletic field.

The structure is 2 stories in height, with a basement used only for storage purposes and the heating plant. It provides 23 classrooms, a commercial department of 7 rooms, 14 laboratories, a library, an art department of 2 rooms, a music room, 4 administrative offices, 5 teachers' rooms, and a clinic of 4 rooms. The auditorium is 88 by 100 feet and seats 1,750 persons; the cafeteria, 78 by 92 feet, is below the auditorium. The gymnasium is 76 1/2 feet by 122 feet and has a seating capacity of 780, and there is a shop building containing 5 classrooms, 4 shops, and an office. The plant accommodates a student body of 1,800.

Construction is steel and reinforced concrete. The exterior walls are brick backed with tile and trimmed with terra cotta, and the roof is covered with slate.

The project was completed in June 1937 at a construction cost of $670,875 and a project cost of $741,351."
(Short and Brown)

Project Details

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Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

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Location Info

765 14th St. N.E.
Salem, OR 97301

Location notes:

Coordinates: 44.943748, -123.022112

One comment on “North Salem High School – Salem OR

  1. The high school was designed by the Knighton and Howell. William C. Knighton and Leslie Howell. Knighton had an extensive career in Salem and Portland and as Oregon State Architect (1911-1915). Knighton/Howell also designed Grant High School in 1923.

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