San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Mason Street School
Erected 1955 by San Diego County Board of Supervisors and The Historical Markers Committee. (Marker Number 538.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Notable Buildings • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
Location. 32° 45.222′ N, 117° 11.851′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is located on the grounds of the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3966 Mason Street, San Diego CA 92110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First San Diego Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); La Casa de Rodriguez (within shouting distance of this Estudillo House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Raising of U.S. Flag (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Casa de Estudillo (about 300 feet away); Casa de Pedrorena de Altamirano (about 400 feet away); Birthplace of The San Diego Union (about 400 feet away); Birthplace of the San Diego Union (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
Also see . . . California State Parks: Old Town San Diego. (Submitted on September 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
1. Mason Street School
The school was built in 1865 and school was in session year-round and was free and open to all children. The building featured such modern amenities as an iron stove for heat and a water bucket and dipper for plumbing. Its first teacher, Mary Chase Walker, was paid $65 a month. She resigned after only 11 months and married Ephraim Morse who was the President of the school board at that time.
The one room Mason Street School was San Diego's
— Submitted September 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,538 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on May 2, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 4. submitted on September 21, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 5. submitted on September 19, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.