New John H. Francis School opens next month in Valley
ValleyÂ Times Photo Collection
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PhotographÂ was edited for publication purposes John H. Francis Polytechnic High School opened in 1905, a satellite of Los Angeles High School. It is the second oldest high school in the city. Originally located in Downtown Los Angeles, in February 1957 Polytechnic moved to its present site at 12430 Roscoe Boulevard, in Sun Valley. Former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley was an alumnus. Photograph caption dated January 19, 1957 reads "Building continues at new school. Although new Poly opens in February, construction continues at school. Facility eventually will include boys' and girls' gymnasiums, auditorium with seating for 1,250, athletic field, boys' and girls' athletic fields, football field, quarter-mile track and bleachers for 3,000, library with stacks for 10,000 books, storage for 35,000 books. School was originally scheduled to open last September, but construction was delayed. School is expected to be last built under elaborate program. Rising costs brought new Board of Education building policy, combining such expensive facilities as gymnasiums and auditoriums."; See images #00146837 through #00146842 for all photos in this series.
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00146842 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d056_f29_i6 CARL0005891926 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/74267
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