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Rush school construction for September
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated August 4, 1956 reads "Carpenters work through summer months to hurry along construction of boys' gymnasium at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley. Faced with increase of 10,000 new students in Valley this fall, school officials are rushing building program. Poly still has another year's construction, but three new elementary schools will open in West Valley during fall semester, others scheduled for next spring. Boys' gym will measure 200 by 170 ft., be largest in city schools. Initial enrollment of school is expected to be 1,400, increasing to 3,200."; See images #00132870 through #00132875 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Polytechnic High School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Men--California--Los Angeles
Construction workers--California--Los Angeles
High schools--California--Los Angeles
High school buildings--California--Sun Valley (Los Angeles)
Building sites--California--Los Angeles
Building construction--California--Sun Valley (Los Angeles)
Building materials--California--Los Angeles
Brick walls
Sun Valley (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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