#0803 Site of First Junior College in California


#0803 Site of First Junior College in California

Site information:

NE corner of intersection of Stanislaus and 'O' Sts, Fresno

The school remains, but the original buildings have been replaced.


Plaque information:

Private plaque

Plaque text:

Having served our community for 90 years Fresno Adult School opened this site, our first official home.

January 3, 2000.
"Our commitment ... lifelong learning"

OHP description:

Constructed in 1895, the school was known as Fresno High School from 1895-1921. Established as the first junior college of California in 1910, in 1911 it became a normal school, forerunner to Fresno State College. From 1921 to 1948 it was called Fresno Technical High School, and Fresno Junior College from 1948 to 1959. Plaque placed by the Fresno Tech Alumni Association.

Registered 6/28/1965