Clearing land for a playfieldClearing land for a playfield
The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (F.E.R.A.) worked to develop and improve the playground at Seattle’s Van Asselt School.
A photo at the U of Washington shows a field of stumps and clearing efforts with the caption “State of Wash., E.R.A. – K.C.D., Project # 508, Dec. 28, 1933, Neg. No 47; Van Asselt School playfield.”
The Van Asselt school was built on donated land from the late 19th century from an early settler Henry Van Asselt,
Built in 1909 – 1950.
Rebuilt in 1950 – 2000.
Closed in 2000 and moved to the current school a few blocks south.
Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on January 24, 2015.
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