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Antioch in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Riverview Union High School

Riverview Union High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 25, 2015
1. Riverview Union High School Marker
Inscription.  This was the first high school constructed in Contra Costa County. Supported by the Womans Club of Antioch, the first joint communities bond was passed in 1908 for $20,000 by Antioch, Pittsburg, Somersville, Nortonville and Live Oak.

Charles Appleton Hooper donated unincorporated land for the school. The election of April 1, 1910, approved the site and elected all new Antioch trustees. Construction began in September 1910 and the school was opened November 4, 1911. Antioch and Pittsburg dissolved the Union District in 1925. The last Antioch class graduated in 1931.

The Antioch Historical Society registered this site with the National Register of Historical Places on October 14, 1998.

Plaque dedicated by Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13 E Clampus Vitus on November 4, 2000.
Erected 2000 by E Clampus Vitus Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 4, 1911.
Location. 38° 0.963′ 
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N, 121° 49.595′ W. Marker is in Antioch, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from West Fourth Street near O Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 West Fourth Street, Antioch CA 94509, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Antioch High School Cupola (within shouting distance of this marker); The McCoy Cook House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Antioch's Railroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Antioch Fibreboard Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); City of Antioch War Dog Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Contra Costa County World War I Memorial (approx. half a mile away); The Cannery Lady (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Woman's Club of Antioch (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antioch.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to a low stone monument in a planted area in front of the building.
Riverview Union High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 25, 2015
2. Riverview Union High School Marker
"The Riverview Union High School property covers 2.84 acres of the original site provided by the C. A. Hooper Co., July 6, 1910. This Renaissance Revival architectural classification school building was designed by Gumming and Weymouth, architects of Oakland, California. The building is two stories tall and built of non-reinforced brick. It is 121 feet long by 79 feet wide. The total floor space is 14,500 square feet. The general building contractor was the Continental Fireproofing Company. J. C. Hurley contracted for the heating and ventilating system. The building was dedicated in November of 1911. In 1915, a Manual Training building was built on the north side of the property behind the main building. It has been removed. The main building was used as a high school from 1911 to 1931. It was leased in1936 by the Bureau or Reclamation and sold to Fibreboard Products Inc. in the 1940s for their Research Division. Several inventions critical to W.W.II were developed here. In 1975, the Riverview Fire Protection District bought the building for there administrative offices. They used the building until 1995...." - National Register of Historic Places Registration Form
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 530 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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Sep. 25, 2023