What a great project. Here's a recent student project about Whitworth, located on the Rainier Valley Historical Society's site.
From the outside, the old school (excepting the 1950s addition) had such amazing character and grace. It seems like Whitworth's 1986 moment for renewal came at a time when we placed less value on renovating historic schools, and less value on how the school relates to its neighbors.
At the top, the photo shows the houses that were also condemned and demolished.