Clearing land for a playfieldClearing land for a playfield
Project type: Parks and Recreation, Playgrounds
Started: 1933View Project in a Separate Window
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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This building is again in use, currently by Kimball Elementary School while its regular site is being rebuilt. Kimball is not the first. Afterwards Kimball leaves, Mercer Middle School will move in for the same reason – I believe in Fall 2022.