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Thursday, April 25, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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100 Years Ago in Spokane: Hutton Settlement’s construction underway

Construction was underway to create a home for orphaned children, called the Hutton Settlement. (S-R archives)
Construction was underway to create a home for orphaned children, called the Hutton Settlement. (S-R archives)

A front page panoramic photo was headlined “Here Is Home Being Built For Orphans of Spokane By L.W. Hutton, Situated East of City, At Pasadena Park.”

This was, of course, the institution today known as the Hutton Settlement, which has been serving the region’s children since 1919.

The photo depicted three beautiful brick buildings, familiar to us today. The Hutton Settlement is currently celebrating its centennial.

From the education beat: The Spokane School Board granted all teachers a raise of $150 per year.

The minimum salary for grade school teachers would be $850 and the maximum $1,300 per year.

From the language beat: The German language was out of fashion in Spokane schools, but Italian was in.

Lewis and Clark High School announced that at least two courses of Italian would be offered, in cooperation with Joseph Plastino, the Italian consul for the region and “the Italian colony in Spokane, numbering 4,000.”

The principal noted that the Italian instructor would have to be a “naturalized citizen of the U.S.”

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