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Superintendent Joe Howard walks down the main staircase at the former Washington Traditional School that will soon become the Prescott Unified School District offices. (Les Stukenberg/Courier)

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Oldest school in Arizona gets a major makeover

Prescott’s Washington School gets touch of the new, while respecting its past

More than a century after the Washington School opened its doors to pioneer children ready to learn how to read, write and perform arithmetic, the two-story downtown brick structure has a new look.