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Tacoma-Pierce County Buildings Index - Image Display     (new Building search)
Displaying Record #17487
AddressBuiltDemolishedStyleRegistry?Images?
2111 SO. J ST., Tacoma1925modified GothicCity 5 Images
Morton Matthew McCarver Intermediate School
Hill & Mock, arch.
Bachelor & Wallin, contr.
-opened 11/2/1925
-dedicated 3/26/1926
-partial plans at TPL
-renamed McCarver Junior High School in 1928,
elementary classes added in 1938, became
McCarver Elementary School in 1968 after
junior high classes were discontinued
-addition in 1962
-named in honor of Tacoma founder and early
school district director Morton Matthew McCarver
-added to the Tacoma Register
in Dec. 2010
TDL 8/7/1924 p.10 McCarver School plans
inspected (hard copy only)
T.Times 11/13/1924 p.1 Call bids on school Dec. 5
TDL 11/30/1924 p.E8 Will let third bid on Friday
TDL 12/6/1924 p.1 Four local firms win
contracts
TDL 1/25/1925 p.E8 Work started on new
school
TDL 8/30/1925 p.A12 (il)
TNT 9/3/1925 (il)
TDL 11/1/1925 p.A12 New McCarver School
opens (il)
TDL 3/7/1926 p.A8 (il)
TNT 3/19/1926 ... to be dedicated
TDL 3/21/1926 p.A12 McCarver ready for
dedication
TDL 3/27/1926 p.1 Pay honor to city builder
in rites at school (hard copy only)
TDL 4/14/1926 Suppl. (il)
TNT 11/30/1927 p.6 (architectural award)
T.Times 10/19/1929 Faculty of Morton
McCarver Intermediate School (il)
T.Times 1/10/1941 After many years
TNT 4/16/1946 p.5 Teenagers file plaint
(against closing of teen recreation centers)
TNT 4/17/1946 p.5 Centers to stay open
TNT 2/26/1960 p.20 Architects for school
picked (addition by Worthen, Wing, Seifet &
Forbes, arch.)
TNT 5/27/1960 p.1 M'Carver area group
urges primary unit
TNT 6/21/1960 p.22 McCarver site gets
approval of planners
TNT 6/23/1960 p.C1 Planners, park leaders
okay school plan
TNT 7/15/1960 p.3 McCarver site case
appealed
TNT 8/23/1960 p.17 McCarver playground
hits segregation snag
TNT 9/25/1960 p.D10 Painting to be presented
to McCarver
TNT 1/12/1961 p.14 Blocking of McCarver unit
is thwarted (protest over school segregation)
TNT 2/12/1961 p.A16 Satellite school planned
(sketch)
TNT 6/2/1961 p.20 Remodeling bids low
on schools jobs (remodeling by Strom
Construction Co., contr.)
TNT 7/12/1961 p.B4 McCarver Primary
contract awarded (Jardeen Brothers, contr.)
TNT 3/10/1962 p.2 New addition at
McCarver in use
TNT 3/12/1962 p.7 New primary rooms opened
at McCarver (Worthen, Wing, Seifert &
Forbes, arch.)
TNT 11/25/1962 p.A14 McCarver dedication
set Tuesday (il)
TNT 11/25/1964 p.1 Special high school proposed
at McCarver
TNT 4/12/1968 p.1 McCarver Junior High to be
closed (to be elementary school only)
TNT 5/5/1968 McCarver to serve as
elementary unit
TNT 6/20/2001 p.B3 McCarver courtyard
is revived
T.Weekly 9/23/2010 p.A5 Past, current
McCarver-ites, UNITE! (school reunion)
T.Daily Index 12/8/2010 p.1 Six Tacoma
schools added to historic register (il)
TNT 5/21/2011 p.A1 Zina's Park: A place
to play in peace (il)
TNT 1/20/2014 p.A4 Contractor chosen for
construction projects (remodeling by
Skansa, contr.)
(Catalog)371.01 OL8F p.127,128,137,138 (il)
(Catalog)371.62 C498R

TNT = Tacoma News Tribune
TDL = Tacoma Daily Ledger
T.Times = Tacoma Times


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12/18/1926: BU-11428Date: 12/18/1926
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03/09/1967: BU-11429Date: 03/09/1967
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05/01/1993: BU-3539Date: 05/01/1993
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c1968: BU-11335Date: c1968
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unknown: BU-11334Date: unknown
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