The two schools were officially separated by names, the State School for the Deaf and the State School for the Blind.
The first Clarke Hall, a girls’ dormitory, and the Maintenance Building (originally called the Industrial Building) were erected.
A 160-foot well was drilled to supply water to the school.
The Christian Endeavor Society was founded and subsequently dropped during the 1960’s because of the law prohibiting religious ceremonies on state property.
The first Boy’s Athletic Association was started at the school. A Literary Society was established that held lectures,book reviews, debates and plays.
A new building was erected east of the Main Building called Mead Hall. The new building was used as a dormitory for the boys and Read More …
The “feeble minded” were relocated to Medical Lake in Eastern Washington. The school changed its name to the State School for the Deaf and Blind. Read More …
Edmund Price became the first graduate of Washington School for the Deaf.
School director, James Watson, recommended that the “feeble minded” be separated from the deaf and blind students to a building about a half mile away.
Washington Territory became a state.