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Seattle Landmarks: Concord Elementary School (1914), South Park

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Address: 723 South Concord Street, Seattle. Concord School is the third public elementary school for South Park since 1892. Once a community of Italian and Japanese farmers, South Park is hemmed in by freeways and industry, but Concord School still educates the community's children.

South Park was first settled by farmers in the 1850s. It was platted as a town in 1889, but development was slow. In 1892, Brothers School was opened by two Belgian friars on College Hill. South Park became its own city in 1905 and joined Seattle in 1907.

In 1907, South Park School was built on 12th Avenue S between S Sullivan Street and S Thistle Street. In January 1914, the Seattle School District completed Concord School and students and teachers trooped from the old school to the new one.

Concord School is designed in the Colonial Revival style and built out of brick. It was remodeled and a wing was added in 2000.

Sources:
Patricia C. Erigero, Seattle Public Schools Historic Building Survey Report - 1990 (Seattle: Historic Seattle Preservation and Development Authority, 1990), copy in possession of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.


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Concord Elementary School in South Park, ca. 1995
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Children playing marbles at Concord School, 1937
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