Van Asselt School Playground – Seattle WA

Description

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.

Source notes

http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/civilworks/id/102/rec/10

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on January 24, 2015.

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Location Info


7201 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

Coordinates: 47.537793, -122.295957

One comment on “Van Asselt School Playground – Seattle WA

  1. James Munger

    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.

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