• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1903
  • Description
  • In 1873, the Ross family left Seattle for their then-wild homestead near Salmon Bay. Mrs. Ross insisted that the family needed a school. They turned the second floor of their home into a classroom and hired a teacher at $20.00. a month. The Ross homestead grew into the Ross community, between what are now Fremont and Ballard. In 1903, the city built a new Ross School building in the community.This photo, probably taken around 1903, shows the w... more
    In 1873, the Ross family left Seattle for their then-wild homestead near Salmon Bay. Mrs. Ross insisted that the family needed a school. They turned the second floor of their home into a classroom and hired a teacher at $20.00. a month. The Ross homestead grew into the Ross community, between what are now Fremont and Ballard. In 1903, the city built a new Ross School building in the community.This photo, probably taken around 1903, shows the wood-frame Ross School, at Third Avenue NW and West Forty-third Street. The design of the school is a variation on designs also used for Green Lake, University Heights, and other Seattle schools. Ross served as the area's elementary school until it was torn down in the 1940s. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
  • Rights
  • Museum of History & Industry, Seattle