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

Beverly Hills High School

Swim Gym

 

— 1939 —

 
Beverly Hills High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, October 3, 2021
1. Beverly Hills High School Marker
Inscription.  
Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works.
John M. Garmody, Administrator of Public Works.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States.
Beverly Hills High School, 1939.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducationSports. 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° 3.703′ N, 118° 24.616′ W. Marker is in Beverly Hills, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Moreno Drive, 0.1 miles north of Olympic Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 241 S Moreno Dr, Beverly Hills CA 90212, 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. The Electric Fountain (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anderton Court (approx. 0.7 miles away); Morton Bay Fig (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lily Pond (approx. 0.8 miles away); Beverly Hills Main Post Office (approx. 0.9 miles away); Moreton Bay Fig
Beverly Hills High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, October 3, 2021
2. Beverly Hills High School Marker
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Will Rogers Memorial Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Beverly Hills Hotel (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beverly Hills.
 
Regarding Beverly Hills High School. The marker is mounted on the Swim Gym, a gymnasium with a basketball court that can split open to reveal a swimming pool. It was featured in the classic Christmas movie It's a Wonderful Life, where a dance was interrupted when the floor opened up and dancers fell into the pool.
 
Swim Gym image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, October 3, 2021
3. Swim Gym
In the background are office buildings in nearby Century City.
Swim Gym image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, October 3, 2021
4. Swim Gym
The basketball court is retracted under the stands at each end.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 4, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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Jan. 31, 2023