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Title supplied by cataloger. Rev. D.W. Hanna, one of the pioneer educators of Los Angeles, opened the Los Angeles College for Young Ladies, better known as Hanna College, on September 2, 1885. At the time, it was the only institution in the city that provided exclusively for the higher education of young women. The school was originally located in a couple of buildings on the corner of Fifth and Olive streets. By 1887, having formed a stock company, Hanna erected a new, larger school structure on the southwest corner of Eighth and Hope streets. With 350 students enrolled at that time, the college prospered and was a popular girls' boarding school, where many of the most exclusive families sent their daughters to be educated. Sadly, Hanna's own daughter died in 1892, and he never fully recovered from the loss; he gave up his teaching work and went into retirement due to poor health, and shortly after, the institution failed. A few years later, Abbot Kinney purchased the still standing building and operated it as the 100-room Abbotsford Inn. In 1914, First Methodist Church purchased the property; in 1921 the structure was demolished to make way for a new church building. View of Los Angeles College, located on the southwest corner of Eighth and Hope streets. Photograph shows a three-story wooden building with jutting towers on each corner, narrow fire-escapes on the second and third floors along the right side of the building, and numerous windows throughout the entire structure. A low fence and hedge surrounds the college.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 24 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00081400 SecurityÂ Pacific National Bank Collection L.A.-Universities and colleges-L.A. College.; N-003-806 8x10 CARL0002880699 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/112729
Los Angeles College Universities and colleges--California--Los Angeles College buildings--California--Los Angeles School buildings--California--Los Angeles Schools--California--Los Angeles Hanna, D. W