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

Roscoe Elementary School

1939

 
 
Roscoe Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, July 11, 2021
1. Roscoe Elementary School Marker
Inscription.  
Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, Harold L. Ickes, Administrator of Public Works, 1939.

Roscoe Elementary School, a Learn school since 1993.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducationNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
 
Location. 34° 12.955′ N, 118° 21.99′ W. Marker is in Sun Valley, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Strathern Street, 0.1 miles west of San Fernando Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10765 Strathern St, Sun Valley CA 91352, 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. Theodore Payne (approx. 1½ miles away); Portal of the Folded Wings (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pierce Brothers Valhalla Dignity Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Stonehurst Recreation Center Building (approx. 2.3 miles away); North Hollywood Metro Station
Roscoe School and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, July 11, 2021
2. Roscoe School and Marker
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(approx. 3.3 miles away); Harry Chandler (approx. 3.4 miles away); Lankershim Train Depot (approx. 3.4 miles away); Fire Station No. 60 (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sun Valley.
 
Regarding Roscoe Elementary School. Roscoe School was founded in 1917 to serve the small number of residents in the community of Roscoe. It began as a small one-room schoolhouse on the corner of San Fernando Road and Strathern Street. The structure was rebuilt on its original site and is still known as "The Little Red Schoolhouse."
As the city of Roscoe grew over the years, numerous buildings were added on the campus, and the school became an elementary school when secondary schools opened in the area that could serve the older students.
The main school building is an early example of earthquake-resistant construction as it was built after the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake.
In 1948, the town of Roscoe officially changed its name to Sun Valley. Despite the town's name change, Roscoe Elementary School chose to keep the original name.
 
The Little Red School House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, July 20, 2021
3. The Little Red School House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 154 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3. submitted on July 21, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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Dec. 9, 2022