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Redwood City in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

A. C. Argo

 
 
A. C. Argo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
1. A. C. Argo Marker
Inscription.
Principal of Sequoia High School
Superintendent of Sequoia Union High School District
1921 – 1948

In the room at the foot of this tower Mr. Argo and his Board shaped policies of enduring importance to the Sequoia Union High School District.

In appreciation of his central roll in bringing Sequoia High School to nationally recognized excellence and in fostering the growth of its rich heritage and proud tradition, this tower is dedicated to the memory of
Arnold Clarence Argo
1889 – 1982

 
Erected 1988 by Sequoia High School Alumni Association.
 
Location. 37° 29.093′ N, 122° 14.224′ W. Marker is in Redwood City, California, in San Mateo County. Marker can be reached from Brewster Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The school campus is located on El Camino Real, Broadway and Brewster Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City CA 94062, United States of America.
 
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); Carrington Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Al Terremere
A. C. Argo Markers image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
2. A. C. Argo Markers
Marker is mounted on the left corner of the tower to the right of the entrance door. A NRHP and Sequoia High School Diamond Anniversary (75 years) plaque are mounted to the left of the door.
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sequoia Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Redwood City Arch (approx. ¼ mile away); Soledad O. de Arguello (approx. 0.3 miles away); California Square (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old San Mateo County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redwood City.
 
Also see . . .  Sequoia High School Hall of Fame. Arnold Argo has been honored by being named to the Sequoia High School Hall of Fame (Submitted on April 11, 2011.) 
 
Categories. EducationNotable Persons
 
Diamond Anniversary and NRHP Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
3. Diamond Anniversary and NRHP Plaques
Sequoia High School and Tower image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
4. Sequoia High School and Tower
Sequoia High School Main Building and Tower image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
5. Sequoia High School Main Building and Tower
Sequoia High School image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
6. Sequoia High School
A cornerstone is seen at the far right of the building.
Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
7. Cornerstone
Sequoia Union
High School
A.D. 1923
The Tower image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
8. The Tower
Architectural Detail on the Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
9. Architectural Detail on the Building
Tile Relief image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
10. Tile Relief
At the entrance to the main building mounted on the brick walkway is a tile relief depicting a Sequoia Redwood Tree and the motto of the school.
Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
11. Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)
Planted throughout the grounds of the campus are trees from all over the world. The trees are marked with plaques naming the tree with both common and Latin names.
Plaque Marking the Southern Magnolia image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 9, 2011
12. Plaque Marking the Southern Magnolia
El Camino Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
13. El Camino Gate Marker
(This plaque is mounted on the gate located at the corner of Broadway and El Camino Real at the entrance to Sequoia High School.)

The restoration of this historic gate built in 1942, was provided through the generous donations of the Sequoia alumni, members of the community, Redwood City Redevelopment Agency, and the Sequoia High School District
Restored Spring of 1991
Sequoia High School Alumni Association
El Camino Gate image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
14. El Camino Gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 595 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on April 11, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   13, 14. submitted on January 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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