Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bakersfield in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Standard School

 
 
Standard School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 8, 2012
1. Standard School Marker
Inscription. The discovery of oil near the Kern River in 1899 brought people to the area, creating a boomtown such as Oil Center, Oil City and Oildale.

The Standard School District was formed in 1909. Standard Oil Company donated five acres of land for a new school near Oil Center.

This schoolhouse designed by architect Orville L. Clark in 1911 was originally located on Oil Center Road. The building was moved to a new school site on North Chester Avenue in 1918.

Over the years, this schoolhouse served a variety of functions until Standard School District donated the building in 1991.
 
Erected by Kern County Museum.
 
Location. 35° 23.613′ N, 119° 1.211′ W. Marker is in Bakersfield, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Chester Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located to the right of the entrance of Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield CA 93301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Undertaker's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Kern County Fair Exhibit Building
Standard School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 8, 2012
2. Standard School and Marker
Marker is visible to the right of the steps.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bungalow (within shouting distance of this marker); Lόpez-Hill House (within shouting distance of this marker); Howell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Adobe House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Fellows (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bakersfield.
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
The Standard School image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 8, 2012
3. The Standard School
This plaque is mounted on a rock to the left of the steps. It is visible in photo #1

This one-room school was built in 1911 at 1200 North Chester Avenue. Its relocation and refurbishment was made possible by the Kern County Museum alliance.
Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
4. Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker
Standard School baseball team, circa 1920.
Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
5. Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker
This building as it stood on the Standard School grounds on Chester Avenue in 1991.
Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
6. Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker
Local architect Orville Clark designed numerous schools throughout Kern County.
Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker image. Click for full size.
7. Close-Up of Photo Displayed on Marker
Standard School, circa 1918.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 1, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 22, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement