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Lakeview School (Mercer Island, Washington)

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NRHP Reference #  88000742
Year built  1918
Area  1,200 m²
Added to NRHP  16 June 1988
Lakeview School (Mercer Island, Washington)
Location  Island Crest Way and S.E. Sixty-eighth St., Mercer Island, Washington
Architectural style  Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
MPS  Rural Public Schools of Washington State MPS

Lakeview School is located at 8635 SE 68th St. on Seattle's Mercer Island, and was built in 1918. At its inception, the school was built to house eight grades of Mercer Island students. The school was co-founded by Eleanor Wolf and Marienne "Nuki" Vinal Fellows who are credited with starting the Mercer Island Nursery School Association, a non-profit in 1957.

Fellows ran Sunnybeam School, the nursery school located within Lakeview, for thirty years. Retiring in 1984, Fellows served as an honorary board member until her death in 2009.

The school was purchased by the South Mercer Community Club in 1945 and in 1972 was renamed as Sunnybeam School. It continues to operate as Sunnybeam today.

Lakeview School was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. The listing includes the two-room frame schoolhouse with pedimented portico and rear wing; and the teacher's cottage on the northwest corner of the property.

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Lakeview School (Mercer Island, Washington) Wikipedia


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