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State Normal School, group photo
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The California State Normal School was a teaching college that was founded on May 2, 1862 in San Jose. In March 1881, after heavy lobbying by Los Angeles residents, the California State Legislature authorized the creation of a southern branch of the school to be built in downtown Los Angeles, which would train teachers for the growing population of Southern California. On August 29, 1882, the State Normal School at Los Angeles opened its doors. In 1919, the Los Angeles State Normal School became part of the "UC system" and was absorbed into UCLA, moving to a larger campus on Vermont Avenue in Hollywood (the present site of L.A. City College). The L.A. Public Library would take the old Normal School site, which was located on 5th Street between Grand and Flower streets.
Group photo taken on the lawn outside the State Normal School, located at 5th Street and Grand Avenue in Los Angeles.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Schools-Normal School
State Normal School, Los Angeles (Calif.)
Teachers colleges--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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