Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: constructed 1884

Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA

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A 10 x 12 foot shack was converted by city officials to become the first school in the sparsely populated town of Whittier. Georgia Freeman presided as school marm. A railroad spur line did not connect Whittier with Los Angeles until 1887, stimulating rapid growth thereafter.

This school lasted only two years before the new Evergreen School building was completed.

PCAD id: 9551