Written by Robert Singletary for the Nickel’s Worth 1/8/2021
On January 2, 1911, one hundred and ten years ago, a new and modern high school building was opened for classes at Seventh and Montana in Coeur d’Alene. After passing a $40,000 bond levy in the spring of 1910, construction began the following summer and was completed by the end of the year. The new school was a large two-story brick building with a modern design. It was designed by local architect George Williams. There were four classrooms and two recitation rooms on each floor. The auditorium had a large stage, two dressing rooms and seating capacity for 500 people. For years, the high school auditorium was the main facility for community events. That building served the Coeur d’Alene community for over seventy years. The original location is now a park.
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