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Coalinga in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Grammar School

Built in 1910 – Dismantled in 1945

— Affectionately known as “Sunset School” —

 
 
Grammar School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
1. Grammar School Marker
Inscription.  Sunset School was a beautiful two and one half story building made of brick and stone
In 1902 oil was eighteen to twenty cents a barrel. In 1905, oil advanced to forty cents a barrel and in the fall of 1908, oil raised to sixty-two and one-half cents a barrel.
Coalinga was the typical western mining camp – instead of gold or silver it was oil.
With the greater profits of 1907-09 also came a greater stability. Better homes were built and the shack era passed away. Along with prosperity came the pride in community, to build the best schools in the land,
“Grammar School, Sunset Style”
 
Erected by Coalinga Lions Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 36° 8.543′ N, 120° 21.849′ W. Marker is in Coalinga, California, in Fresno County. Marker is on Sunset Avenue just south of West Adams Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 657 Sunset Avenue, Coalinga CA 93210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Paul’s Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Motte Fountain (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Dr. Bill” (about 500 feet away); B.M. Food Market (about 600 feet away); The Phelps Building (about 700 feet away); Coalinga Union High School (about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church of Coalinga (about 700 feet away); Liberty “Airdome Theater” (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coalinga.
 
Grammar School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, March 22, 2013
2. Grammar School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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