Lagunita Schoolhouse - Salinas, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 36° 42.034 W 121° 40.733
10S E 618010 N 4062469
Quick Description: A former one room schoolhouse now on display at the Baronda History Center.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/28/2009 10:15:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM7HNP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Big B Bob
Views: 3

Long Description:
"Originally built in 1897, the little red Lagunita Schoolhouse was located on San Juan Grade Road facing Sugar Loaf Mountain, on the northern outskirts of Salinas. Truly a piece of Americana, the same little one-room schoolhouse served as the learning ground for children from grades 1-8 until 1967, when the building was declared unsafe.

The school was replaced with a larger, similar-looking structure built on the same floorplan, and the original building was moved to the Boronda History Center in October of 1986.

The Monterey County Historical Society has restored and preserved the building to what it was in its prime. It is now a museum depicting school life in a turn of the century one-room schoolhouse, a visible recreation of Monterey County's heritage.

Another historical fact--the Lagunita Schoolhouse is the one John Steinbeck writes about in Red Pony.

The building is not currently open to the public, as it is being used to store historical furniture and other objects removed from buildings destroyed during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake." (visit link)
Original or Re-creation?: Original

Year the school first opened.: 01/01/1897

Year the school closed.: 01/01/1967

333 Boronda Rd
Salinas, CA USA

Web Address (if available): [Web Link]

Is the schoolhouse still open as a school?: Not Listed

Does the school offer 19th century classroom reenactments or day camps?: Not Listed

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