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September 30, 1981     Mercer Island Reporter
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urplus school property: By TERES.II B+llqq:.t+ Of the four pieces of real estate, ne is a former Girl Scout camp urrounded by trees, another is a my park, a third is 40 acres of oods, and a fourth is what many eel is a historical site -- one of the $1and's first schools, built in 1890. The future nf tilt, ProlltTtlt,> ,nt~ lies in the hands .t tht, (h .[rit, fiscal committee. Ishich uHl rah the best options hn" tilt, tl,;t, .t lhv sites aecordin t. a rann systvnl it developed last sprin I+nth, r the system, financial ains will he given the hi~'htsl c(msideratiun The resulting re('.mmendati.n> will be broul~ill hack Iwtt)rt, lhv school board The sites couht eith(.r he
. bordered by Southeast 2hth Slree! on the north, Southeast ;I<,th .Street on the south and l;2n(t Ax+ lltlt' Southeast m: the west. The First Hill property is 293 acre>, and m- eludes a two-story buiidintz. East Seattle School. which served Is- land children from I~.q(I t(I l.qS(i The East Seattle I)uildin is nlnx used by two group : tile district's Contract Hieh Sctl<.d prum'am 3nil tilt' Mercer lslar, it Ihi>s and t;il'l>' t'hih inlincdiale dl.~l,~lih,u ~,1 lilt' t'q'ilpt'll> t'tillhl lill-t' ~,++itl~' IIl'l~hlt'ltl>. tlet'{ilise tht -v i',t~td thl't't' > I'~ll" h';l>e vilh lhl' h~t~ iliad ~iI'l'. chlh hu" lilt' I']a~.t +~t'illll~ htl+htln~ : t't'tll'diil~ Ill Ihslrlul .~tlliertl~. letldt'lll Cl:il~ <.'tllTlt'. lttv lt'.!-v :i~rt'cnltqlt is tit'xibh' ellotl~h lt!;ll Iq ht+t" ;llTLin~ell~t, llt~, t.tll.lh! hi. ill:lttU tti hlltlse lilt' till).~ and ~tl'l- chili it ii hut el" Bere loiind h+!+ I,T~l-t Seattle in l[lt, inlnlethatt' iulul t ('tlrrie slrt ~,~elt ltl~+il Ilk, diqrn+t will have eXll';.i i'llonl :lih'r lht, ~rtit|t' rt, or~311i/: lthln plan 1> tt~] ph'nleilt('tt ili Sepleniht'l++ l'+~-+ II: clu(it.(I ill tilt' relll'~itnil:tiil~ll i. lh~ lr3.q tltlitf t'tt P]duc3tilitl < Ill E+ lll'O~l'ii Ill lr+ ,tit Mtq'ct, r t're~l F.hqBiml a r3 !<> Ntirth Mercer ,hii~tor tth.th whKi~ trill tlt+ t';it'iilll ti,-hcn :111 :ill l-kimt nliddh+ st+tlool is t're31clt ',il S, Itlll', .Mt'rcer Junhlr tii~h th,l~ t,elt .Mel'('tw t'ri~sl and N(ll'lh itqt.ct lilt' distrit'l xvouhl lit' :thlt' I,+ hnti'.t :ill) I)l'o~rLilll.++ - lilly+,+ :t1i~t Uill.~ chill and t'onll'~cl lli~h St'ho, ll+ llu exitl//plt' --- lh;tt ill't' tlisplacod h', tilt, sale el stlrl~his lll'llllei'l) Tht' F+;IM Seolth' SIICL ~+ tlith h:~- t)t,en alued tit $1 L n~illl.t~ i. /~ll('~! residential, lor ;i Ill;i tliiulil ill 1,', hits. "File I)i'operl3 able el t+];i-1 ~elilllt, wa~ inadt, lllilllic kisl vc:lr ++hell the district xvlis ~Alll+kill~ ~,il~ tile lease v ilh lht. boy~ and ~irt- ('hit) tioxvevel', di~lri<'l oliici:,i. dt'clined 1o I't,h,3xt. lilt, ~,;illllili~ql- el {tn v olhel' stlrplllS I)l'oi)el'llO~ t(';t rill~ lllal ~iich illh ~l'llHill+lil nli~t~l :ttit't'l any ttllilre niter, il M vel'e iliad,I)uhlic . ~t'('l't'l Park -- h)('iile(t ~iCl+O~- lht' Mretq II'Olll lilt' l~:iiSl ~e~illlv silt', htir(tered OII tilt' We~,l l)) 6lib Avtqlile .":,lllllht,:.ist ;.in(I Oil tile iI+lrl h t)y ~otilhea~l 2Tlt~ ~ii'eel The pi'nl, el't) IS just over ci hall ~,tt'l't~ in ~+lLt' ~iiltt 1.~ l()ne(I residential wilh ~ lotal lit lhret, hit> alhlv;ed Sch H dtslricl ou.nt'l'shilI of lilt' latld. v)lich Illls heell tl~t'd ~+l- :i llt'l~h t)olh~.)d park. v,;3+~n'l delt'l'lllllli',i tiillll tilt' late 1;llill>, ac('ordiii~ h, IAIB (' South Forty -- the 40 acres io- i cated adjacent to South Mercer Junior High School are bordered by Southeast 72rid Str,et en then- orth. Southeast 76th Street on the west and Southeast 78tb Street on the east. The property was ac- quired in anticipatio of substantial population growth at the Island's south end. along with subsequent enrollment increases, which never occurred ~l,hcr. lhv d+-tl'lcl re:ih/ed lll:il th, htrth l'~.ltt' it- tilt thv ,tet'hnt' It c.it t till [ll:il! t~ btllht :l -vtl(ull on l!!t' %,tllti t:,U'l ~+,tl lill~ I:ir~t'l) till" !tl' t'],ltli'il tAt)lilli'lt iwliperl) !~ hi t'.!lcd o!~ lt~c t':t~t .~tdt' ill |sl3nd t'!c.! +t:it lit lilt' T'lllll hhlck The -:!,~' ', ;t- +,~xnod h'+ lilt' tiirl St'OUtS ;tl!tl tl-cl! ti- it t'Lillip tlnlil ii Itet'i- ,l~ll U :l- Ill'ldt' h} I't'lot';ilt' lilt' la- cl!!!!t'- Thv I)r~)pt'l'l) 3S then !t~ntttcl! ft~ 1he St'tltlll[ ttlSll+it't The } + :;" ;i~'l't' I)~ll't'CI iS /(lllett i'esiden- l~Lil %t! ,i I+i~:i illllllll el .IT lllt.~. "[':~v', ',t ~od'. i'llSllt' 'q'llill~ iS VIII" !l !HI) ~,ht' h,}ll)(' Ill lhe hicil +-t't~l,*)l '- i~tll]131~!llP'~ hJock pl'tl- .+!'~lq~ If lt!t' Ili'Ol~t,i'l~ vt+vt' It':.i~t'(t ~q" -+d,i lib htllll~li!llic- ht,+ck t'oilht :t(-~ hv Ivh~t'~ill'!f l~, lilt' ~lli'lii llt'i' ,'f %lt'tt't'F('t't",t 3l'eci. ('Ul'l'lt' +,trlt'l li~i~ '"U ,oht'l l~h'tt' ill [H+lipt'l'l; l,:<,'ld:ttv t"~t'ht uluch %:is ~!,'< i:*l ,'~! .ltr!lhi~ t:isl tt Illtt'r Tilt' ] #=Pt' ~.!1~ ], t.iil)+.llh,l'i,il hi Ill' tht' t!l-t! 1,1 - i!!,~-! :i[li,II~h llllll+t,rl) }'ILl :i!P'' <<~ it" !ill}ill(' /(i[llil~ Ih'11!+ Th. !~l~q+t,ll) thwh :i~ lli'l~l nLtll$ ;i~ qtilI+,'d hH ;Ill olt'lllelit(ll') ",t+ll+,+ll '~+,tt +- IIl~ +',II(< h~ pill lilt' llrllp t'i't y I+lltltt' i ~t h)li~ t t'i'lll Jt';lst' 'hil!l ~tiqll(t :tlt,tt lhc (li triv! Io :Hill, It"~ cqlic II +~lli 11 It111'111~ ~i hlil~ t~t'l'i { ~,'. llill~' "l'Jlt' t+ol;t'elll I>. h(+lli:~ il-<+ll ~.tlc('~',4StllJJt it lhl' l'lii'>t'i'-II ~f !A;i~.hlli~ll~ii ~+ llll')l [t'3St"~ ahl;lhh' I)l'ltllt'l'l II otVIl~ Ill (hlxt IIlll II ~<';iltlc %%h~il tllilll)(,ll il lht, -iih' ill ltis ,+flt'l hast, I rllt, I'i)lilllllS~,lOll I. lib' '~%;i~, t; Ill I Juvenile code PTA topic Tile ,Itl l'lilh' Jti.lh'<' I'l.h+ tt Ill he iitidre~.sell hx i'l'l~l~) |ill :;ill dll'et'hir ill %lt'l+t't,r I,lllllll 'l~,lilh ~el'%it.l,> ihiillll2 ;i l,i'lii~i~iili i+il+ selilt'd ilx lhl' "xh,rt'ci I~hiiill i' I ('il, I + t++<+n, ~J+()~ll/@ '~ l!) tqtll(i t41.1,'1'14,1L ' li llVIJLLIlllt (~llITlIDY School |or children with learning disabilities : : Coffee hour planned : : for llgenfritz Oct. 2 :2" '. lit,ill hit lilt' lll'l'h',i i;li'l,t!!'ll [l~;i'illl I1 I I 'lHIIIlllllt'l' h;i,ill ll ( ~ +-1/4"'~ ill +'l,ll< I'1 li {ll lh(' li'it i'l I++l,ilill Ni htlll) l ii~lil!'l Ill,i ~.lll .I,Ihii',~+ii ,il ?'.;! i illt ill ttiillt,i "~<,li ;il ,f;.! ?[ ,i, Plus Bijou'iN(> %At,t; Knit Classes t)y Marllyn MONDAY 10-11 30 OCT 19 5WKS 120,00 IHUBSDAY 12 I.+0 OCT 22 SWK$ 120,00 THUFISO& 630-II OCT ~ SWKS '20.00 Crochet Classes ' by M ~lCIILfi' '~)" +, "/ TUESI)AY 6:30--8:00 OCT 20 S WKS 120'00~i ~', .'+71";~.' + WEDNESDAY10-11:30 OCt 21 5WKS 120o00 -'~+"" ,'i - I t Smocking Classes by Granny Fashlon~ SATURDAY 10-11:30 0CT. 24 3WKS IJ2,50 OCT. 31 NOV. 7 The Main Place 10245 blain St r vl Bellevue 98oo,1 15 l-3ii;lt; +'lhul Sat. lU-ti l'ai'king in ileal+