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First Normal School

 
 
First Normal School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
1. First Normal School Marker
Inscription. Founded as “Minns’ Evening Normal School” in 1857, the school became the State Normal School by act of the state legislature on May 2, 1862. In 1870 the state legislature chose Washington Square as a permanent location. Destroyed by fire on April 18, 1880, and heavily damaged by the April 18, 1906 earthquake, the school was rebuilt after each disaster to remain California’s first public institution of higher learning.
 
Erected 1982 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Sourisseau Academy, San Jose State University Alumni, and Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 417.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 20.11′ N, 121° 53.005′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Paseo de San Antonio Walk. Click for map. This marker is to the left of the main entrance to Tower Hall on the San Jose State University campus. Paseo San Antonio Walk is a pedestrian walkway accessible from either South 4th Street or South 7th Street. Marker is in this post office area: San Jose CA 95113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
First Normal School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
2. First Normal School Marker
The marker is mounted on the front of the building to the left of the entrance door.
distance of this marker. Tower Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Bickur Cholim (approx. 0.2 miles away); San José Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); New Century Block (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Worlds First Broadcasting Station / World’s First Broadcasting Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Herrold Radio Broadcasting Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Knox-Goodrich Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); First State Capital (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
Categories. Education
 
Tower Hall Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
3. Tower Hall Entrance
Tower Hall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
4. Tower Hall
Tower Hall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 6, 2012
5. Tower Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 382 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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