Temescal School c1880

Temescal School, northeast(?) corner of Shattuck Avenue and 49th Street, Temescal district, Oakland, Calif. "1877-78: Eli Carithers, principal; 1880-81: E.C. Kilpatrick, principal; 1884: Kindergarten, Miss Georgie C. Marden, principal" [Jennifer Dowling notes]

Date of Document:
circa 1880

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Geographic Location:
Shattuck Avenue and 49th Street, Oakland Calif.

This might have been Temescal s first school house. In 1887, a new, two-story Temescal School was constructed at the corner of 48th Street and Webster Street (formerly Cherry Street). During the 1910s and early 1920s, the new school housed the forerunner of University High School (which in 1923 moved into a new building on Grove Street now Martin Luther King Drive which later became Merritt Community College, and in 1999, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute). Meanwhile, a new grade school, Emerson Elementary, was built in 1913 on 49th Street between Shafter Avenue and Lawton Avenue. [Jennifer Dowling and Jeff Norman note]

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