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Burien Community Center

425 SW 144th Street

Now known simply as "The Annex", the former home of the Burien Community Center lies next to the former Crosby Road, now known as SW 146th Street). In the early 1900s, Homer Crosby came to the Highline area and built the road from Ambaum Boulevard to First Avenue South. Crosby, one of the area's early residents, also worked on the construction of Ambaum Boulevard using "donkey engines" to do much of the heavy work of hauling logs, moving earth, and carving out a roadbed.

The Annex property was farm and residential land until Chelsea Park Elementary School was built there. The school was constructed in 1947-48 to relieve overcrowding at Lake Burien, Hazel Valley, and Sunnydale Elementary Schools. The growth of the Highline School District - “favorably known” nationwide - was one of the biggest factors in attracting home-seekers to the South End.


Mario Mitchell

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016
Excellent gym priced at $30 a month and you can get some nice workouts in.

Glenna Foreman

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016
Transform Burien is located here, they have a lunch every day when school's out so poor kids can eat something healthy. Not just kids, all are welcome, and there's a foodbank and clothes bank too but I'm not sure of the hours all this operates, visit their website for that!

Graham Sherrington

Monday, Sep. 28, 2015
Not a lot of activities when we lived there 2 years ago, maybe it has got better. Pity it has so much potential. So has Burien if all the scumbags would leave,

Wylie S

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017

Renatta Emerson

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016

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