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Citrus Heights in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Sylvan School

 
 
Sylvan School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2011
1. Sylvan School Marker
Inscription. Sylvan School, built in 1862, was one of the first rural schools in Sacramento County, but was not the first school in Citrus Heights area. The first school was a private school located on the Cross Farm. At the time it was necessary for settlers to support a private school before becoming eligible for public funds. Sylvan School was originally located on the northwest corner of Auburn Boulevard and Sylvan Road. Alfred Spooner was the first teacher and had forty students. The school property was divided by an imaginary line from north to south. The girls stayed on one side of the line and the boys on the other.

The original school had white clapboard siding (narrow wooden siding) and green shutters. The interior consisted of a single classroom with two small closets. In addition to serving as a schoolhouse, the building was used for community meetings, church services, dance parties and a voting place.

In 1926 Guy Van Maren spearheaded a successful bond issue to construct a new Sylvan School. In order to make room for the new and larger facility, the original schoolhouse was relocated to Sylvan Road to be used as a community center. It was donated to the community in 1927 by Adolph Van Maren and is held in a private trust.
 
Erected by City of Citrus Heights.
 
Location.
Sylvan School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2011
2. Sylvan School Marker
This duplicate image is displayed on the opposite side of the marker.
38° 41.481′ N, 121° 17.429′ W. Marker is in Citrus Heights, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on Sylvan Road north of Community Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6903 Sylvan Road, Citrus Heights CA 95621, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Citrus Heights Community Club (here, next to this marker); Sylvan Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); San Juan High School (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Rusch Home (approx. 1.3 miles away); Roseville - Placer County Vietnam Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Walerga Assembly Center (approx. 3.6 miles away); Benito Juarez (approx. 3.7 miles away); Roseville Korean War Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Citrus Heights.
 
Also see . . .  City of Citrus Heights. The Sylvan School has been designated a City of Citrus Heights Historical Landmark. (Submitted on August 27, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Sylvan School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2011
3. Sylvan School and Marker
The "Nearby Marker" The Citrus Heights Community Club is seen mounted on the front of the building.
Sylvan School image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2011
4. Sylvan School
Northern Side of the Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2011
5. Northern Side of the Schoolhouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 716 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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