A great big thanks from all the thousands of kids who went to Washington Elementary School at Fourth Street and Ashland Avenue for fixing up the old Ocean Park school. There had been talk of selling off the old building for money for the school district even though much of the land had been donated a hundred years ago by the wife of Abbot Kinney and any money should have been returned to the Kinney family.

It was sad to see our old alma mater falling apart after spending so many years attending school there with so many happy memories. Now new generations of kids can enjoy the school and Mr. and Mrs. Kinney can look down from heaven and smile that their donation is still loved.


Marty Liboff

Santa Monica

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