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Two Elementary Schools are Seattle’s Newest Landmarks

McGilvra Elementary SchoolSeattle City Council recently approved landmark designation ordinances for two elementary schools. Located in Madison Park and Montlake neighborhoods, both buildings were recognized for their cultural significance, distinct architectural character, and prominent siting within their neighborhoods.

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Board approved the nomination, designation, and controls and incentives for both of these landmarks and provided draft ordinances to City Council. The final step to the process was approval by City Council.

The new landmarks are:

Built in 1913
Architect: Edgar Blair

Built in 1924
Architect: Floyd Naramore

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Historic Preservation Program is responsible for the designation and protection of more than 400 historic structures, sites, objects, and vessels, as well as seven historic districts located throughout the city. For information on the designation process and to view other city landmarks, visit