Redwood City in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Named in Honor of Otis M. Carrington
— (1884 – 1964) —
Mr. Carrington joined the teaching staff at Sequoia High School in 1907 as the art and music instructor, and went on to head the school’s music department he developed (with its famous choral programs, including The Treble Clef), teaching an unprecedented forty-three years.
Between 1923 and 1945 student productions of his operettas were standard fare at Sequoia High and at Redwood City elementary schools. Sequoia was the testing ground for his work. Carrington and B.E. Myers, an instructor in the Commercial Arts Department at Sequoia, published and distributed the work as Myers and Carrington, School Operettas. The success of these children’s operettas in evidenced by their over twenty five thousand presentations worldwide.
Erected 2004 by Native Sons of the Golden West in conjunction with NSGW Redwood Parlor No.66 and the Sequoia High School Alumni Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
Location. 37° 29.129′ N, 122° 14.251′ W. Marker is in Redwood City, California, in San Mateo County. Marker can be reached from Brewster Avenue, on the right when traveling east. The school campus is located on El Camino Real, Broadway and Brewster Avenue. Carrington Hall is located near the Brewster Avenue entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City CA 94062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tradition of Sequoia’s Class Plaques (within shouting distance of this marker); Sequoia Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); A. C. Argo (within shouting distance of this marker); Al Terremere (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Redwood City Arch (approx. ¼ mile away); Soledad O. de Arguello (approx. 0.3 miles away); California Square California Square (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redwood City.
Regarding Carrington Hall. Otis M. Carrington was born in California on July 18, 1884. Carrington studied at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute and was a resident of San Francisco until the earthquake and fire of 1906. He then moved down the peninsula to Redwood City where he lived until his death on Dec. 1, 1964. In addition to his music he was also an accomplished still life painter.
Also see . . . Sequoia High School Hall of Fame. Otis Carrington has been honored by being named to the Sequoia High School Hall of Fame. (Submitted on April 10, 2011.)
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