Shumway Neighborhood

Hidden behind the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics (VSAA) this neighborhood holds many hidden historical treasures. The most visible landmark, the VSAA, was originally Shumway Junior High School. Built in 1929, it was dedicated to and named for Charles Shumway, who came to town to serve as superintendent of schools. Learning that the school would be named for him, he responded, “You should not have done it—really you should not.”

Other sites included on this tour are the home of Vancouver city charter author Charles W. Hall, the Pythias Home, United First Methodist Church, and much more.

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