Emerson tribune article 5-18-36

Oakland Tribune article about Emerson Elementary School, 385 49th Street, Temescal district, Oakland Calif. The article describes Emerson winning the school district-wide discarded tin-foil collection drive for the second consecutive year, having collected 375 pounds of foil. The preceding year, Emerson collected more than 400 pounds. Proceeds from the sale of the collected foil benefit the Shriner s Hospital for crippled children.

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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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