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Redwood City in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Carrington Hall

Named in Honor of Otis M. Carrington

 

—(1884 – 1964) —

 
Carrington Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
1. Carrington Hall Marker
Inscription. Otis M. Carrington is best remembered as one of the world’s foremost composers of operettas for children. In 1912, Mr. Carrington wrote “The Windmills of Holland”. It was the first of more than forty operettas to come from his hand, and led American music critics like Harold Rogers of the Christian Science Monitor to call him “The Leader of the Operatic Field of Educational Music”.

Mr. Carrington joined the teaching staff at Sequoia High School in 1907 as the art and music instructor, and went on to head the school’s music department he developed (with its famous choral programs, including The Treble Clef), teaching an unprecedented forty-three years.

Between 1923 and 1945 student productions of his operettas were standard fare at Sequoia High and at Redwood City elementary schools. Sequoia was the testing ground for his work. Carrington and B.E. Myers, an instructor in the Commercial Arts Department at Sequoia, published and distributed the work as Myers and Carrington, School Operettas. The success of these children’s operettas in evidenced by their over twenty five thousand presentations worldwide.
 
Erected 2004 by Native Sons of the Golden West in conjunction with NSGW Redwood Parlor No.66 and the Sequoia High School Alumni Association.
 
Marker series.
Carrington Hall image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
2. Carrington Hall
Marker is mounted on the wall to the right of the entrance doors. One of several NRHP plaques on the school campus is seen on the left.
This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 37° 29.129′ N, 122° 14.251′ W. Marker is in Redwood City, California, in San Mateo County. Marker can be reached from Brewster Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The school campus is located on El Camino Real, Broadway and Brewster Avenue. Carrington Hall is located near the Brewster Avenue entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City CA 94062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tradition of Sequoia’s Class Plaques (within shouting distance of this marker); Sequoia Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); A. C. Argo (within shouting distance of this marker); Al Terremere (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Redwood City Arch (approx. 0.3 miles away); Soledad O. de Arguello (approx. 0.3 miles away); California Square (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named California Square (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Redwood City.
 
Regarding Carrington Hall. Otis M. Carrington was born in California on July 18, 1884. Carrington studied at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute and was a resident of San Francisco until the earthquake
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By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
3. Carrington Hall
and fire of 1906. He then moved down the peninsula to Redwood City where he lived until his death on Dec. 1, 1964. In addition to his music he was also an accomplished still life painter.
 
Also see . . .
1. Carrington Hall Aptly Honors Remarkable Teacher. An article by Joan Levy, published in the Redwood City Daily Journal includes a short biography on Otis Carrington and reports on his contribution to the arts. (Submitted on April 10, 2011.) 

2. Sequoia High School Hall of Fame. Otis Carrington has been honored by being named to the Sequoia High School Hall of Fame. (Submitted on April 10, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
Architectural Detail - Carrington Hall image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
4. Architectural Detail - Carrington Hall
HRHP Plaque Mounted to the Left of the Entrance Doors image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
5. HRHP Plaque Mounted to the Left of the Entrance Doors
This property
Has been placed on the

National Register
of Historic Places

By the United States
Department of the Interior
Sequoia Union High School
1923
Carrington Hall image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
6. Carrington Hall
The Brewster Street entrance to the campus with Carrington Hall in the background and a second NRHP plague seen mounted on the gate pillar.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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