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Long Beach in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The First High School

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, July 3, 2013
1. The First High School Marker
Inscription. Long Beach citizens built at this location the first publicly owned high school structure in Los Angeles County outside Los Angeles City. The Board of Trustees met here in April of 1893, dedicated the building in May, and opened it to pupils in September.
 
Erected by Native Sons of the Golden West Long Beach Parlor No. 278, Robert R. Castro Memorial Marking Fund.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 33° 46.603′ N, 118° 11.376′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and East 8th Street, on the right when traveling south on Long Beach Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Reneaissance High School for the Arts. Marker is at or near this postal address: 235 East 8th Street, Long Beach CA 90813, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Luke's Episcopal Church (approx. mile away); The Kress Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Walker Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); First United Presbyterian Church (approx.
The First High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 3, 2013
2. The First High School Marker
0.4 miles away); Casa Aitken (approx. 0.4 miles away); US Post Office-Long Beach Main (approx. 0.4 miles away); Recreation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Farmers & Merchants Bank Tower (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Long Beach High School. The original school on the corner of 8th Street and American Avenue was known as Long Beach High School and later American Avenue School. American Avenue was later renamed Long Beach Boulevard. This school was funded by a $10,000 bond, which was passed by the voters in 1897. This was the first locally built high school opened in Los Angeles County outside of the City of Los Angeles. (Submitted on March 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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