Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - high schools

Designers: Reid, John W., Jr., Architect (firm); Edith Anne Hamlin (artist); John W. Reid Jr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1925-1927

3750 18th Street
Mission District, San Francisco, CA 94114-2699

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Architect John Reid, Jr., (1879-1968) serving as the City Architect of San Francisco (1918-1930), designed the second Mission High School.

In 2010, two notable WPA-era murals remained within Mission High School. According to a Mission High School Alumni Association web site: "In 1936, California artist Edith Anne Hamlin was commissioned under the Works Progress Administration’s Federal Art Project to create a series of western-themed murals for the school. Noted artist Maynard Dixon consulted with Hamlin on the murals, and the pair married in 1937. Two murals showing the founding of nearby Mission Dolores still survive, while the third was lost during a 1970s seismic retrofit." (SeeAccessed 11/16/2010.) Tel: (415) 241-6240 (2010).

The School Board required seismic upgrading for Mission High School in 1972, one year after the Sylmar Earthquake did damage in Southern CA. (This quake did extensive damage to infrastructure and some schools in and around Los Angeles, CA, on 02/09/1971.) This renovation necessitated the destruction of one of Hamlin's murals. Another renovation effort of Mission High School was on-going, c. 2009.

PCAD id: 15800