George Washington High School was designed by Miller & Pflueger and dates from 1936.
The minimal decoration on the facade consists of buff coloured tile sections between the windows, a repeated motif of a mirrored three-pronged design and a row of red and pink tiles near the roofline.
At one end of the football field there is a vast frieze by Sargent Johnson showing various forms of athletics and sports. There is rowing, diving, volleyball, baseball, basketball, wrestling, tennis, hockey, football, archery, fencing, boxing, javelin, running, steeplechase and golf. The frieze stretches the width of the field behind the goal posts.
San Francisco & 20th Century Design, Tour Booklet, organised by The 20th Century Society of the Carolina Mountains