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Boys smile because... school's coming down
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Michel, Don
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated April 13, 1961 reads, "Students rejoice ... as they watch destruction of the St. Ferdinand's Elementary School, 1012 Coronel St., San Fernando. The eight-room building is coming down to make way for a parking lot. New school is across street. Before wreckers moved in, this was the second oldest parochial school in the Valley. According to the Very Rev. Edward M. Lynch, St. Ferdinand's School was built in 1929."; See image #00116846 for additional photo in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
St. Ferdinand Catholic School (San Fernando, Calif.)
Demolition--California--San Fernando
Construction and demolition debris--California--San Fernando
Elementary schools--California--San Fernando
Catholic schools--California--San Fernando
Lost architecture--California--San Fernando
San Fernando (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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