As a Fircrest resident and teacher, I was happy to read about the adjustments by the Tacoma School District to the schools in Fircrest. However, I was shocked to read that Wainwright, “constructed in 1924, needs to be replaced due to its age” (TNT, 7-25).
I am saddened by how often schools are torn down and replaced, especially by the Tacoma School District. I am a fan of mid-century architecture; I am always sad when schools from the 1950s and 1960s are torn down because they are not deemed attractive, as Hunt Middle School will be.
Wainwright, with its …