• Creator
  • Webster & Stevens
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1914
  • Description
  • Franklin High School opened in the fall of 1912 in Seattle's Mount Baker area. The new school had 42 classrooms, two gymnasiums, a library, a home economics model apartment, and a 1,300 seat auditorium. When it opened, the school had 769 students, but the student body grew quickly. The school was built in the popular Renaissance Revival style, and was considered by some to be the school system's best building to date.In this photo, taken aroun... more
    Franklin High School opened in the fall of 1912 in Seattle's Mount Baker area. The new school had 42 classrooms, two gymnasiums, a library, a home economics model apartment, and a 1,300 seat auditorium. When it opened, the school had 769 students, but the student body grew quickly. The school was built in the popular Renaissance Revival style, and was considered by some to be the school system's best building to date.In this photo, taken around 1914 or 1915, students pack the double seats and the long side balcony in Franklin High School's auditorium. Classical design details in the room include a coffered ceiling, decorative moldings, and arched windows which reflect the curve of the stage. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, 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