Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools

Designers: Hunt, Chambers and Shepard, Architects (firm); Harold Coulson Chambers Sr. (architect); Myron Hubbard Hunt (architect); Shepard

Dates: constructed 1927

Building History

The Protestant Welfare Association commissioned the architectural firm of Hunt, Chambers and Shepard, to design a boys' school in the remote Kern County town of Girard, CA, in 1927. The Los Angeles Times summarized plans on 12/19/1927: "Word received here today from the directors of the Protestant Welfare Association was that architects had been given a commission to proceed with plans for the group of buildings to be erected here, in the vicinity of Chalk Hills, for use as a boys' home and college. The first unit of the improvement as proposed will consist of six bungalows, each with accommodation for twenty-one boys. Shops, administration building and agricultural hall are included in the building plans. The cost of the project will be $250,000. The architects are Hunt, Chambers & Shepard."
"Architects to Start Girard School Plans," Los Angeles Times, 12/19/1927, p. A8.)

PCAD id: 22628