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Santa Paula in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

McKevett School

 
 
McKevett School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, October 19, 2021
1. McKevett School Marker
Inscription.  North Grammar School was built in 1910 on land given by Mrs. Alice Stowell McKevett. On May 15, 1927, the PTA and Pioneer Section of the Ebell Club rededicated North Grammar School as McKevett School in honor of its pioneer donor. Local contractor, Wm. A Hudson, constructed the building which was designed by Los Angeles architects Withey and Davis. This school was awarded first place by the National Building Committee in Washington, D.C. as the best planned school in the United States for that year.
 
Erected 1987 by Ventura County. (Marker Number 111.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation. In addition, it is included in the Ventura County Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 34° 21.53′ N, 119° 3.771′ W. Marker is in Santa Paula, California, in Ventura County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Pleasant Street and Mill Street, on the right when traveling west. No visiting during school hours. Touch for map
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 955 E Pleasant St, Santa Paula CA 93060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canyon School (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Depot, Santa Paula (approx. ¼ mile away); Saint Francis Dam Disaster Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Water Well Drilling Rig (approx. ¼ mile away); Glen Tavern Inn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Union Oil Company of California (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Town Clock (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Paula.
 
Ebell Club Tribute to Mrs McKevett image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, October 19, 2021
2. Ebell Club Tribute to Mrs McKevett
McKevett School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, October 19, 2021
3. McKevett School Marker
McKevett School and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, October 19, 2021
4. McKevett School and Marker
The marker is across the quad, on the far wall, under the overhang, behind a banner.
McKevett School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, June 19, 2021
5. McKevett School
Balcom House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, October 19, 2021
6. Balcom House
Located across the street, built in 1855, Ventura County Historical Landmark No. 82.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 29, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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