Headlines from Rosehill’s past

The burning of the original Rose Hill School and the construction of the existing building was chronicled in the pages of The Everett Daily Herald.

Below are headlines and summaries of the stories and briefs from March 1928, when the original building burned down, to September 1928, when the new school was finished.

March 19, 1928

New School to Rise at Mukilteo;

Blaze Razes Old Property

Rose Hill School made front-page news when it burned down on St. Patrick’s Day. A boy discovered the flames in the early evening and firefighters thought they were able to save part of the building. About an hour later, the flames kicked back up, destroying the remaining classrooms.

The building, a total loss, was insured by $40,000. Firefighters believed the fire was caused by a short circuit. Classes for the school’s 260 students were moved to churches and the Royal Neighbors Hall. District officials began talking about getting a new, fire-resistant building.

March 20, 1928

Securing Text Books For Mukilteo Pupils

Rose Hill School principal Erwin Black and Snohomish County Superintendant of Schools W.F. Martin went to Arlington and Pilchuck to get textbooks for students. District officials expected to begin planning for a new school as soon as insurance issues were settled.

March 24, 1928

Mukilteo Board Considers Plan For New School

The Mukilteo School Board approved plans to spend $65,000 for a two-story building with 10 rooms, a basement and a combination gym and auditorium. The building would be made largely from fire-resistant materials such as concrete. “We are planning a building that will meet the needs of the future,” Black and Martin said.

April 14, 1928

Architect’s Sketch Of What School Will Look Like

The newspaper printed architect Earl Morrison’s rendition of what the new Rose Hill would look like. The estimated cost of the building was $60,000, plus $20,000 for furnishings and equipment.

Sept. 13, 1928

Mukilteo District Will Dedicate Its New School Friday

The new school was finished and students were already using it when the Mukilteo School District planned a dedication ceremony at the building. Gov. Roland Hartley, who lived in Everett, was scheduled to speak at the ceremony.

Sept. 15, 1928

Handsome Mukilteo Grade Building is Dedicated Friday

More than 500 people attended the dedication of the new school.

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