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Coalinga in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Coalinga Union High School

Erected 1910 – Dismantled 1933

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
1. Coalinga Union High School Marker
Inscription. The Union High School was erected by W.J. Ochs according to the plans of J.W. Dolliver, the San Francisco architect in charge of the work. Mr. Ochs’ winning bid for the school contact was $19,650.00.
Official Opening of the Union High School was on January 19, 1911.
The following paragraph is taken from the Coalinga Oil Record, 1911.
“The building is equipped with all the appliances including the lifting top desks, the reading table, the bookkeeping tables, the chemistry tables in the way of furniture; the heating apparatus and fan, the statuary; Thorwaldsen’s “Triumph of Alexander” in the assembly hall; bust of “Julius Caesar" in room “B”, of “Homer” in room “C”, of “Agassiz” and Wagner in room “D”, copy of Holman Hunt’s “Flight of Night” in the office and Chaplin’s beautiful “Joan of Arc” in the hallway.”

Style of architecture is adapted from Spanish Mission type and answers demands of local climate.
 
Erected by Coalinga Lions Club.
 
Location. 36° 8.646′ N, 120° 21.799′ W. Marker is in Coalinga, California, in Fresno County. Marker is at the intersection of Sunset Avenue and
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
2. Coalinga Union High School Marker
Van Ness Street, on the right when traveling north on Sunset Avenue. Click for map. The marker is located on the Sunset Avenue side of Coalinga Union High School building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 750 Van Ness Street, Coalinga CA 93210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Motte Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Grammar School (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Paul’s Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Dr. Bill” (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Phelps Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); B.M. Food Market (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberty “Airdome Theater” (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bertrich Block (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Coalinga.
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
3. Coalinga Union High School today
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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