August 16, 1999 Della Utterback Schmidt GP: Were you born and raised right here in this area? DUS: Yes, I born in my grandparents home and it was located on South 176th and Des Moines Way South. It was their old house. GP: And then you went to school here, where did you go to…Details
I’ve lived here for 86 years in this house next door. This area was called Riverton Heights. The original school, called Riverton Heights School was just off the Kelly Road at 138th Street. Kelly was the first pioneer up here in the town of Sunnydale. He blazed the trail up here. Most of the Kelly…Details
The first ten years of my life were spent in our home on 21st Avenue in Seattle. One of my first memories (probably one I didn’t want to remember) was when the street and sidewalk out in front were paved. This was before asphalt so meant cement. When the temperature goes up, cement will expand…Details
In 1950, the new school was immediately increased to 14 classrooms. This small neighborhood school soon enrolled 430 pupils. It could not be enlarged further as the site was a mere 3.8 acres in size. Beverly Park reached a high level of community involvement.