Woodland Hills in Calabasas in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Calabasas Schoolhouse Bell
City of Calabasas Historic Landmark
The Schoolhouse Bell once hung in the original Calabasas School, a one room Victorian style building with a bell tower, which was constructed in 1890 at 24454 Calabasas Road. Around 1925, a new Spanish Colonial Revival style structure was built to replace the original schoolhouse, and the bell was placed into the new building. This school continued to function until 1950, at which time the Schoolhouse Bell was removed and placed on the grounds of the Las Virgenes Union Elementary School (now A. E. Wright Middle School), where it continues to be displayed today.
The bell hangs from an iron structure mounted on a concrete base. As the oldest and only remaining artifact from the original Calabasas Schoolhouse, the bell remains unaltered from its original condition, embodying characteristics of most school bells from that time period.
Erected 2020 by City of Calabasas. (Marker Number 7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Communications Education. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 34° 7.998′ N, 118° 42.193′ W. Marker is in Calabasas, California, in Los Angeles County. It is in Woodland Hills. Marker is on Las Virgenes Road, 0.2 miles south of Willow Glen Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4029 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas CA 91302, 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. Morrison Ranch House (approx. 2 miles away); King Gillette Ranch (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mulholland Scenic Corridor (approx. 2˝ miles away); Century Ranch (approx. 2.8 miles away); Paramount Ranch (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Rouse Residence (approx. 3.3 miles away); M*A*S*H (approx. 3˝ miles away); Leonis Adobe (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calabasas.
Also see . . . City of Calabasas Historic Landmarks. (Submitted on September 28, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2020. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 60 times this year. Last updated on September 28, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.