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Nisqually School

Built in 1911, and the structure was the fourth school to serve one of the state’s oldest districts–succeeding a home-taught school, a log school, and an earlier frame school– and graphically illustrates the evolution of rural education in the county. The Nisqually school was the longest lived of Thurston County’s two-room frame schools built just after the turn of the century, remaining in active use until 1962. Today, the building is surrounded by its original school yard and retains its historic massing, fenestration, cladding and trim as well as the landmark belfry and pedimented porch entry.