Oakland Technical High School 1919
Oakland Technical High School, 4351 Broadway, west side of Broadway between 42nd and 45th streets (looking west), Temescal district, Oakland, Calif. Note the absence of buildings on east side of Broadway and along the winding route of Mather Street in foreground. [Ray Raineri note] The original photo appears to have been altered: the telephone poles and connecting wires along Mather Street were partially obscured, probably by manipulating the emulsion. [Jeff Norman note]
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Ford E. Samuel. 470 13th Street, Oakland, Calif. Phone Oakland 3567 (from back of photo)
4351 Broadway, Oakland, Calif.
Designed by locally prominent architect, John J. Donovan, Oakland Technical High School opened in 1915, replacing a technical high school that had been near downtown Oakland. Through the efforts of students, faculty, alumni and members of the community, the Oakland Unified School District s plan to demolish the school in the 1970s was aborted in favor of renovation and seismic upgrades. Oakland Technical High School was designated a City of Oakland Landmark in 1985.