Grammar School #2

Historical plaque at the site of Scottsdale Grammar School #2, now the Scottsdale Artists’ School

3720 Marshall Way
Scottsdale, Arizona
33.49103581485104, -111.92873861861305

Historical Significance:
The Scottsdale Grammar School #2 was built in 1928 to accommodate the city’s growing student population. A Spanish Colonial Revival style building, the school served 594 students during its first academic year under the administration of Principal Garland White. Renamed Loloma Elementary School in the early 1950s, the school closed in 1981.

Phoenix architectural firm Lescher and Mahoney designed the original building as well as additions in 1933 and 1936. Scottsdale architect Douglas Sydnor designed a remodel of the building in 1993 for the Scottsdale Artists’ School.

Other schools with DAR markers include:

Oldest schoolhouse in Arizona, in the town of Strawberry

Scottsdale Grammar School #1, the Little Red Schoolhouse

New River school site

March 10, 2022
Attendees at the dedication included, among others, alumni of the school; Scottsdale Mayor David Ortiz; Scottsdale Historian Joan Fudala; Trudy Hays, Director, Scottsdale Artists’ School; Arizona State Regent Morgan Elliott; Grand Canyon Chapter Regent Karen Andrews; Grand Canyon Chapter Historic Preservation Committee Co‑chairs Gera King and Carmen Wendt.

Grand Canyon Chapter, NSDAR

A vintage photograph of a tall one-story school building with a central wing with two groups of five windows and two flanking wings, each with five windows. The courtyard may be bare soil. A walkway to the front door contains a flagpole. Scottsdale Grammar School 2.
Scottsdale Grammar School #2, ca. 1929. Courtesy of the Scottsdale Public Library.
A snapshot of about eighteen people and one dog gathered in front of the school building and marker.
Alumni of Scottsdale Grammar School #2 / Loloma Elementary School, March 10, 2022.
A snapshot of the marker. Marker text is in the body of this page.
Marker, Scottsdale Grammar School #2, March 10, 2022.
Mayor David Ortiz is speaking from a podium with Karen Andrews standing nearby. The open doors to the school building are shown behind them, giving a glimpse into the historic building.
Scottsdale Mayor David Ortiz and Karen Andrews, Regent of Grand Canyon Chapter, NSDAR, March 10, 2022.
Joan Fudala is speaking from a podium.
Scottsdale Historian Joan Fudala, March 10, 2022.


Contact the Webmaster

Request Membership Information

The content contained herein does not necessarily represent the position of NSDAR.
 Hyperlinks to other sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organization or individual DAR chapters.


Unless otherwise noted, images are courtesy of Arizona State Society, DAR, Daughters.


Skip to content