Oakland Technical High School aerial 1920

Aerial view of north Oakland (looking northwesterly) focusing on the campus of Oakland Technical High School (in the lower center portion of the photo), Temescal district, Oakland, Calif. Also visible is the Matilda Brown Home, orphanage, and Children's Home (now Studio One Art Center), to the left of Oakland Technical High School; Emerson Elementary (with two central courtyards); Engine 8 fire house (upper left); and Temescal Creek,which follows the line of trees in the upper portion of the photo.

Date of Document:

Document Author:
Harry Courtright

Geographic Location:
Broadway and 42nd Street, 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.

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