Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Nevada County

Washington Elementary School
11 December 2013
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Washington Elementary School
1 School Street
Built 1905

Washington School is a Kindergarten through 8th grade school nestled near the South Yuba River in the rugged and beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

The culturally rich, historic town of Washington was founded in 1849 during the height of the Gold Rush Days. Many historic buildings are still being used, including the school which was built in 1905.

With small class sizes and multiple grades, students receive individual attention through personal instruction, cross age tutoring, and small group work. Washington School is reminiscent of one-room schoolhouses of the past.

Source: Washington School website.

Like most wooden schoolhouses and churches built during the California Gold Rush, Washington School is Greek Revival in style.

A plaque in front of the building reads:

Washington Elementary School

100 years of uninterrupted use as a California Public School. Having survived fires, floods, wars, time, and politics. This school has been doing its part to ensure the rights of American children to receive a basic education.

Dedicated this 4th day
Of June 2005
Presented by W. Bull Meek - W. Morris Stewart
Chapter 10, E Clampus Vitus
Nevada City, California

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