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

Walnut Creek Grammar School

Plaza Escuela

— 1912 —

 
 
Walnut Creek Grammar School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Walnut Creek Grammar School Marker
Inscription.  Walnut Creek Grammar School replaced the 40-year-old Central School on this site in 1912. The school was expanded several times. After WW II, neighborhood elementary schools were built. The downtown school closed in 1957 and the site became part of a commercial center.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 119.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the California - Walnut Creek Heritage Walk series list.
 
Location. 37° 53.762′ N, 122° 3.7′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Olympic Boulevard near Locust Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1601 Olympic Boulevard, Walnut Creek CA 94596, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Central School (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Dole House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); Broadway Shopping Center (about 500 feet away); St. Mary's Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named St. Mary's Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); Kirsch Home (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The Dole House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Also see . . .  Walnut Creek Grammar School - YouTube. This is a video clip on Walnut Creek Grammar School. (Submitted on April 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Walnut Creek Grammar School Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
2. Walnut Creek Grammar School Marker (detail)
Walnut Creek Grammar School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Walnut Creek Grammar School Marker
The marker is beyond the fountain and across from the Century Theaters. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Apr. 16, 2024