Buena Park in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mr. Knott bought the school, outhouse, and play ground at an auction, had them dismantled, and trucked here in 1952. To facilitate reconstruction, numerous drawings and photographs were made of the school, both interior and exterior enabling the plasterer to duplicate exactly the cracked and worn walls. The original building has been changed from white to red, and a bell tower added. Used briefly as a kindergarten for the Knott's grandchildren during the 1950's, the building stands as a shining example of Americana and a monument to the sound education of our ancestors.
Erected by Knotts Berry Family.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution
Location. 33° 50.588′ N, 118° 0.034′ W. Marker is in Buena Park, California, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Beach Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Located in Ghost Town on Musuem Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park CA 90620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rivera School (within shouting distance of this marker); Knotts Berry Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Knott's Classic Carousel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buena Park Woman's Clubhouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of Lily Creamery (approx. 1˝ miles away); “Big Red Cars” (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named “Big Red Cars” (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named “Big Red Cars” (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buena Park.
Also see . . . The Knotts Berry Blog: The History of Knott's Old Schoolhouse. (Submitted on May 12, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 173 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 12, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.