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Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Oakland's First Public School

 
 
Oakland's First Public School Marker - Missing image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 26, 2009
1. Oakland's First Public School Marker - Missing
Inscription.
 
Erected 1976 by Alameda County Historical Society.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 37° 47.91′ N, 122° 16.675′ W. Marker was in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker was at the intersection of Fourth Street and Clay Street, on the left when traveling east on Fourth Street. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Oakland CA 94607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Western Union Railroad Depot (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Estuary Industry (about 600 feet away); Jefferson Square Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Port of Oakland (approx. 0.2 miles away); USS Potomac (approx. mile away); Live Oak Lodge U.D (approx. mile away); History of the Transbay Ferry (approx. mile away); Evolution of a Marine Terminal (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakland.
 
More about this marker. The marker is missing. Its former location is easy to find, however, as there is a large rock upon which the marker was mounted, along with a 3 feet high steel pole with a small sign on it directly behind the rock.
 
Regarding Oakland's First Public School.
Oakland's First Public School Missing Marker - Wide Shot image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 26, 2009
2. Oakland's First Public School Missing Marker - Wide Shot
Oakland's first school, built in July, 1853, and described as "substantial, elegant and commodious", opened with Miss Hannah Jayne as the first teacher. The building was subsequently relocated to the corner of West and Seventh Streets, and eventually became a church.
 
Also see . . .  Alameda County Landmarks. The Alameda County Historical Society's listing of historical landmarks within the county, as well a list of the plaques they have placed and their locations. (Submitted on May 2, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Oakland's First Public School Marker - Invitiation to the Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 26, 2009
3. Oakland's First Public School Marker - Invitiation to the Dedication
Although the marker itself is missing, directly behind the rock upon which the marker was mounted is a steel pole upon which is fastened a sign reading, "The Alameda County Historical Society ivites you to their PLAQUE DEDICATION marking the site of Oakland's first public school at Fourth and Clay Streets in Oakland 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 1976"
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,160 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Picture and inscription of the missing marker. • Can you help?
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