Washington School of Shawnee

City/Town: Shawnee
Location Class: School
Year Built: 1936
Year Abandoned: 1990's
Status: Abandoned
Photojournalist: Michael SchwarzMary Evans

Washington Elementary school was one of the three new ward schools built in 1904. Jefferson, Franklin, and Washington were all built on the same two-story floor plan with a basement and of the same architectural design. Washington was replaced by a newer building in 1937. The plot in Farrell Park where Washington stands was leased from the city for 99 years. In the 1980s when the school system went to grade centers, Washington housed all the Shawnee fifth graders. Use of the building was discontinued in the late 1990s.

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My question is why are they leaving items that still could be used. They could be used for other school save the tax payers some money. Love the pictures thanks for sharing.

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