San Rafael in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The building was used by the Dixie School District until 1957, when the last teacher, Josephine Codoni Leary, moved to one of the new schools built to accommodate the children of the post-war population explosion. Mrs. Leary, a lifelong resident of Marin County, served Dixie School District until her retirement in 1971.
Erected 1994 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 38° 1.758′ N, 122° 32.763′ W. Marker is in San Rafael, California, in Marin County. Marker is on Las Gallinas Avenue south of Miller Creek Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2189 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael CA 94903, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. St. Vincent's School for Boys (approx. 1.1 miles away); William A. Richardson (approx. 1.9 miles away); Marin County Civic Center (approx. 2.4 miles away); Lloyd Andrews Hamilton (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Log Cabin (approx. 3.3 miles away); Bradford House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Site of Birds Nest Glen (approx. 3.7 miles away); Falkirk Community Cultural Center (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Rafael.
Also see . . . About the Old Dixie Schoolhouse. The Schoolhouse is a rectangular one-story building with simple classical details. Originally the school building was located on a deck which projected approximately five feet from the building. (Restoration plans provide for the reconstruction of this deck.) The original foundation has been replaced by a concrete foundation on the school’s new site. Deterioration of original materials is minimal because of continuous and various use. The process of restoration has revealed the original wooden floor materials, interior walls and blackboards. (Submitted on April 27, 2013.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2013, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 27, 2013, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.