Paid parking in garage with entrance on Harvard Avenue. Light refreshments available.
Our members meetings offer the opportunity to learn about programs and projects of interest taking place in our community and through the auspices of Historic Seattle. These events are held at sites of historic or architectural interest, and a short quarterly business meeting precedes the program.
Join us at Broadway Performance Hall for a screening of Broadway Pride: A Video History of Broadway High School. Tony Ogilvie and Alumni Association archivist Jeff Watts, who coordinated the video project, will introduce it. Seattle’s first purpose-built high school was opened in 1902 on Capitol Hill. Designed by the firm of William E. Boone and J. M. Corner, the building quickly filled with students from throughout the city—and even beyond. Its original name, Seattle High School, changed to Broadway High School in 1909. In addition to daytime academic classes, it had evening classes and a handwork and trades program at the adjoining Edison Technical School. The school closed following World War II, but its active alumni association collected papers, photographs, yearbooks, and oral histories. In 1966, Seattle Community College purchased the building. In 1974 the building was razed for a new one and only the school’s auditorium section was reused, combining stones salvaged from the front entrance on Broadway in a new façade for the renamed Broadway Performance Hall.
Photo: Broadway High School in the 1950s
Registration for this event is not required.