Re: Prosser Career Academy
Date: September 27, 2012 06:39PM
According to a Tribune article,when Prosser Vocational School moved into the old Hanson Park School in 1959,the building was 41 years old, which would mean it was built in 1918. Apparently when the new Hanson Park School was being built, there was a controversy over the School name. The school board wanted to rename the school after PaulDrymalski, a former city treasurer and member of the schoolboard who died in 1944, while parents wanted to keep the 'Hanson Park'name. An addition was to be added to the school and Prosser was supposed to have 10 shops, 14 classrooms 3 drafting rooms ,2 labs,a library, and a gym.
I don't know if Prosser was located somewhere else before it moved to its current location or if there were further additions to the building after 1959.
In a 1923 article, there was a trial over land the city school board leased around Hanson Park School at well below value. One of the lawyers in the case was Clarence Darrow of the Scopes Monkey Trial fame.
BTW, Hanson Park was named after David Hanson,who developed the Hanson Park area.