#0289 First Home of Pomona College


#0289 First Home of Pomona College

Site information:

SW corner Mission Blvd and S White St, Pomona

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

On this site, September 12, 1888, was held the first session of Pomona College.

Dedicated by the Historical Society of Pomona Valley, October 14, 1937

OHP description:

Pomona College, incorporated October 14, 1887, held its first class in this small frame cottage on September 12, 1888. Those in attendance consisted of a mere handful of eager students, five faculty members, and the president, Professor Edwin C. Norton. Five months later, in January 1889, the college moved to an unfinished boom hotel on a plot of land in the town of Claremont.

Registered 6/27/1938