The story, history of Grant Grade School involves the school building,
faculty, staff and students. It also involves Grant Park, across the
street from the school. So we have many memories to share when we
consider the history and the story of Grant Grade School. Key
dates and events are:
A. 1897 - Land purchased for Grant Grade School at the northwest corner of Tenth Ave and Ivory St. in Spokane, Washington.
B. 1899 -- Grant Grade School opened.
C. 1906, 1910, 1952 and 1960 - Major additions made to school.
D. 1940 to 1960 - Portables were also used.
E. 1952 - A gymnasium, multipurpose room, kitchen, art room and offices
were added on the south side with a hallway that connected this
building to the Ivory Street entrance. On the west side two
portables were removed and six classrooms were added (numbered
1N—6N) with a stairway that connected this to the old building.
F. 1958 - The two portables on the north side of the school were
relocated to Ivory Street between 9th and 10th to be used during
construction of more classrooms.
G. 1960 - On the north side, four classrooms were added (numbered
7N – 10N), with a concrete stairway from 9th Avenue leading up to
the new addition. This building was not attached to the old
building. The two portables were removed before the classrooms
were dedicated on October 4, 1960.
H. 1972 - Grant changed from K-8 to K-6.
I. 1980 - New Grant Elementary School was built on old Grant Park and the old school building was demolished.