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Polytechnic High School
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1905
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph used for an article dated July 11, 1934.
Polytechnic High School was founded in 1897 as a commercial branch of the Los Angeles High School. In 1905, Neoclassical style campus buildings were constructed on the corner of Washington Blvd. and Flower St. In 1935, to honor the school's founder and first principal, John H. Francis was added to the school's name. Fifty years after the campus on Washington and Flower was built, it was decided that the high school should be relocated to the San Fernando Valley. In 1957, the new John H. Francis Polytechnic High School campus was built in Sun Valley.
Exterior view of the second location of Polytechnic High School, located at Washington Boulevard and Flower Street.
1 photographic print :b&w ;18 x 32 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1096
Polytechnic High School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
High schools--California--Los Angeles
High school students--California--Los Angeles
Neoclassicism (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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