Shop Class – Then and Now

washington high school metal shop

One of our favorite historic  photos found in the archives is this one of two glamorous coeds making a pie pan in shop class.  The photo was taken in 1948.

Sixty five years later, this is what the shop class looked like before renovations began.  We saved the work table and the butcher-block-style counter tops to be re-purposed somewhere else in the building.

Washington high school shop classroom before renovations

This area on the ground floor is being transformed into large retail suites.  They will have concrete floors, tall ceilings, and abundant natural light.