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

Former Site of Sequoia High School

The Path of History

 
 
Former Site of Sequoia High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 2, 2013
1. Former Site of Sequoia High School Marker
Inscription. Sequoia High School started September 16, 1895 with 53 students attending classes held on the third floor of the Redwood City Grammar School (replaced by the building now housing the Fox Theatre one block down Broadway). At that time, the building held all the school children of Redwood City with the elementary students occupying the first two floors. Upon opening, this was the only high school on the Peninsula between Santa Clara and San Francisco.

In 1904, a dedicated high school building (shown above, at this site) was constructed on Broadway at Webster (now Middlefield Road) and except for the reconstruction period after the 1906 earthquake, housed the Sequoia students until 1904, when the current high school site at El Camino Real and Brewster was ready for occupancy.

After the high school moved out, the building was converted to an elementary school and renamed Central School. The Redwood City Grammar School was subsequently torn down in 1928. The Central School building was torn down in 1949. The current “On Broadway” retail-cinema building was completed 2005.
 
Erected by Redwood Historic Resources Advisory Committee.
 
Location. 37° 29.185′ N, 122° 13.738′ W. Marker is
Former Site of Sequoia High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 2, 2013
2. Former Site of Sequoia High School Marker
The marker is below the Century theater sign.
in Redwood City, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Theater Way, on the right when traveling east on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2107 Broadway, Redwood City CA 94063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sequoia Union High School (a few steps from this marker); New Sequoia/Fox Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Fox Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Old San Mateo County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named "Old" San Mateo County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Embarcadero Turning Basin Site (about 400 feet away); California Square (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named California Square (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redwood City.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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