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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Central School

Plaza Escuela

 

1871

 
Central School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Central School Marker
Inscription. In 1871, residents voted to tax themselves $1,500 for a school. Central School, built on a hill on School Street (now Locust Street), had 40 students its first year. The larger Walnut Creek Grammar School, on the same site, replaced Central School in 1912.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 118.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.759′ N, 122° 3.681′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of Locust Street and Olympic Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on Locust Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1192 Locust Street, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walnut Creek Grammar School (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Broadway Shopping Center (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Mary's Catholic Church (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named St. Mary's Catholic Church
Central School Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
2. Central School Marker (detail)
(about 400 feet away); Kirsch Home (about 400 feet away); Dole House (about 400 feet away); Walnut Creek and Mt. Diablo Central Hotel (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Categories. Education
 
Central School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Central School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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