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Frances S. Stevens School

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 29, 2015
1. Frances S. Stevens School Marker
Inscription. Prescott T. Stevens, developer of the El Mirador Hotel, donated this site and the funds to build the Frances S. Stevens School, in memory of his wife and her interest in education. The first two rooms were completed in 1927. Katherine Finchy, who arrived in Palm Springs in 1922, became this school's first administrator. Palm Springs' first bond issue provided additional classrooms, a library, indoor plumbing, a cafeteria, an apartment for the principal, and a large auditorium which served as the city's first theater. The City of Palm Springs later purchased the facility as a cultural arts center; then Vice President Gerald Ford dedicated the center, known as Everybody's Village, in 1974.
 
Erected by the McCallum Desert Foundation. (Marker Number HSPB-7.)
 
Location. 33° 49.863′ N, 116° 32.791′ W. Marker is in Palm Springs, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on North Palm Canyon Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 538 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Street Marker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Smith / Dr. Peppers Office
Frances S. Stevens School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 29, 2015
2. Frances S. Stevens School Marker
(about 500 feet away); General Telephone Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cork'n Bottle Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of First Community Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lykken’s Department Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Desert Inn (approx. half a mile away); Welwood Murray Memorial Library (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Palm Springs.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
Frances S. Stevens School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 29, 2015
3. Frances S. Stevens School
 
 
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