Oakland Technical High School 1917

Ceremony on the grounds of Oakland Technical High School (looking westerly), Temescal district, Oakland, Calif. The large building with the steeple in the background to the right, is the Home for Aged Women, built in 1882 on the Ladies Relief Society s property. Note the cows gazing in their fenced pastures. The street cutting through at a diagonal (upper left) is 42nd Street.

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Document Author:
Harry Courtright

Geographic Location:
Emerald Street 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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