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

Coalinga School

1908 – 1983

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
1. Coalinga School Marker
Inscription. Coalinga School built in 1908 was five times larger than Coalinga’s first school. Over the years it became affectionately known as the Polk Street school. Not long after the school was first built, a fire burned the original bell tower. The replacement tower is on display at the Baker Museum in Coalinga.
A November 28, 1941 article in the Coalinga Daily Record headlines “Polk Street Pupils Go To New School” (The Sunset School of today). While the Polk Street school is being terminated as a public school building it will not be abandoned. The Board of Education plans to transfer the Youth Community Center from the old Sunset to Polk Street and dispose of the old Sunset property.
 
Erected by Coalinga Lions Club.
 
Location. 36° 8.196′ N, 120° 21.333′ W. Marker is in Coalinga, California, in Fresno County. Marker is at the intersection of East Polk Street and South 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on East Polk Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 East Polk Street, Coalinga CA 93210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coalinga’s First School (a few steps from this marker); 1911 Boiler (within shouting
Coalinga School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
2. Coalinga School Marker
distance of this marker); Coalinga’s First Rail Station – 1891 (approx. ¼ mile away); Coalinga’s Notorious Whiskey Row “1909” (approx. ¼ mile away); A.P. May Inc. (approx. ¼ mile away); Sullivan Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Fredrick Tibbits and Louis O’Neill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bordagaray’s (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Coalinga.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Lynch Family Park formed by the intersections of East Polk Street, South 5th Street and East Ivy.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 204 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. 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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