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Pomona in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First Home of Pomona College

 
 
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By Joseph Beeman, March 13, 2006
1. First Home of Pomona College Marker
Inscription.  On this site, September 12, 1888, was held the first session of Pomona College.
 
Erected 1937 by Historical Society of Pomona Valley. (Marker Number 289.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 34° 3.29′ N, 117° 45.528′ W. Marker is in Pomona, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of White Street and Mission Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on White Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 S White Street, Pomona CA 91766, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Casa Alvarado (approx. 1.3 miles away); La Casa Primera Dedication (approx. 1.4 miles away); La Casa Primera (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pomona Assembly Center (approx. 1.9 miles away); Adobe de Palomares (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Haugh Residence
First Home of Pomona College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Beeman, March 13, 2006
2. First Home of Pomona College Marker
(approx. 3.2 miles away); Lordsburg Townsite (approx. 3.3 miles away); La Casa de Carrion (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pomona.
 
Regarding First Home of Pomona College. California Historic Landmark No. 289 — First Home of Pomona College.
Pomona College, incorporated October 14, 1887, held its first class in this small frame cottage on September 12, 1888. Those in attendance consisted of a mere handful of eager students, five faculty members, and the president, Professor Edwin C. Norton. Five months later, in January 1889, the college moved to an unfinished boom hotel on a plot of land in the town of Claremont.
 
First Home of Pomona College image. Click for full size.
By Joseph Beeman, March 13, 2006
3. First Home of Pomona College
Today it is Angelo's Burgers. Marker can be seen across the street next to Angelo's.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2006. This page has been viewed 4,228 times since then. Last updated on August 11, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2006, by Joseph Beeman of Upland, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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