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San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Willow Glen Schools

 
 
Willow Glen Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 29, 2016
1. Willow Glen Schools Marker
Captions: (top right) 1897; (bottom row, left to right) 1924; 1913; 1863.
Inscription. The first Willow Glen School was built at Malone Road and Lincoln Avenue on land donated during the Civil War by a local farmer, Royal Cottle (near Roycott Avenue). In 1897, with Willow Glen growing in population, a new school, superseding its predecessor, was constructed on a large lot at Lincoln and Minnesota (right). The 1913 building was later added to the campus. It was designed by Frank Wolfe, the prominent local architect who also designed the Clark House nearby on Minnesota. Wolfe helped make the Prairie Style popular in San Jose. Further growth called forth the 1924 building, which was demolished in 1971. The 1913 building stood until after WW II. Since that time, another building has come and gone.
 
Erected by Willow Glen Beautification Project. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 37° 18.216′ N, 121° 53.857′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Minnesota Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Lincoln Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1395 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose CA 95125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willow Glen Public Buildings (within shouting
Willow Glen Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 29, 2016
2. Willow Glen Schools Marker
distance of this marker); Buffington House (approx. ¼ mile away); Roberto – Suñol Adobe (approx. one mile away); San José Diridon Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); Charles Henry McKiernan (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Greeninger House (approx. 2 miles away); Remembering Agriculture (approx. 2 miles away); Chinatown (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
 
More about this marker. The marker is on the left side of the building at 1395 Lincoln Avenue.
 
Categories. Education
 
The Present Willow Glen School, image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 29, 2016
3. The Present Willow Glen School,
across Minnesota Avenue from the marker.
The Clark House, a Prairie Style house, image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 30, 2016
4. The Clark House, a Prairie Style house,
by architect Frank Wolfe.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 30, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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