Eleanor Casazza report card 1923

Report cards (inside shown) of Eleanor Casazza, from Emerson Elementary (grade 6B, 1923), 385 49th Street, district, Oakland, Calif. Eleanor Casazza likely was a relative of Vincenzo Casazza (b. 1845), who in 1894 opened a grocery at 4609 Shattuck Avenue and operated it until 1912, when he sold the store to his nephews, Carlo and Luigi Avanzino.

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Oakland School District

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385 49th Street, Oakland, Calif.

There had been a public elementary school at a different location in Temescal prior to the completion in 1913 of this facility on the block bounded by 45th Street, Shafter Avenue, 49th Street, and Lawton Avenue. The Oakland School District paid a total of $212,260 for the land ($49,016) and construction of the building ($163,244). The school was designed by architect John Galen Howard and supervising architect, John J. Donovan (architect of the Board of Education). The building was demolished in 1978, and a new school and children's center were erected that year on the former playground. The contract for the new school, totaling $1,928,400, was part of the Oakland school district s earthquake safety program. The plan included 13 new classrooms, a multi-purpose room, library, teachers lounge, administrative offices, playground, and a kitchen. An attached children s center was to include four classrooms, a dining area, and offices.

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