Historic Properties of Spokane

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McKinley School

McKinley School
117 N. Napa Street See Map
Loren L. Rand
East Central

Completed in 1904, the McKinley School is an example of the Classical Revival style. The 2.5-story building is embellished with a formal symmetrical design, broad wall expanses of crème-colored face brick cladding, contrasting red brick quoins and red brick window arches, a hipped roof with hipped and gabled dormers, a combination of original arched and rectangular windows, decorative architectural details made of cast-concrete, and an elaborate formal front entrance. Partially recessed at the first floor, the full-height formal front entrance bay is articulated with Neoclassical-style details, including narrow fluted engaged pilasters with decorative Ionic capitals, a custom-designed cast-concrete entablature, a row of round arched windows with radiating brick voussoirs, and a decorative cast-concrete name plate, which spells McKINLEY SCHOOL. Located in a mixed-use commercial, industrial, and residential area in Spokane, Washington’s East Central neighborhood, McKinley School is remarkably well-preserved and retains excellent integrity in original location, design, materials, workmanship, and association. It was last used as an elementary school in the 1961-1962 school years.


Mangement Agreement

Nomination (PDF)