East Bakersfield High School – Bakersfield CA

Description

Originally called Kern County High School, East Bakersfield High School was constructed by the PWA in 1938.

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
260000

Source notes

"New School Unit to be Built," LA Times, 10 Jun 1937: 11.

http://www.kcmuseum.org/stories/storyReader$1213
(Kern County Museum website)

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/

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Location Info


2200 Quincy Street
Bakersfield, CA 93306

Location notes:

Coordinates: 35.379815, -118.967479

4 comments on “East Bakersfield High School – Bakersfield CA

  1. C. Jeane Carter

    Is this where they used to have the ‘open forum’ nights in the 1960s? I used to go with my grandparents. Someone would play the organ as a prelude…then there’d be a travel slide show or something like that. I remember a big sitting room with couches and huge murals of early California on the walls. Most of the folks who went to these presentations were older, but I have good memories of the travel pictures and that great sitting room! I’d love to see the murals again!

  2. Ben Munoz

    Does anyone know when the administration building at East Bakersfield High School was built?

    • Donna Cazacus

      It opened in the fall of 1966, when I was a freshman. Before that, I remember going to the office when it was off the hall by the library. Just the tiniest memory, but so weird.

  3. The highlight will be the homecoming game against the Tehachapi High School Warriors at 3 p.m. at East’s Permenter Field.
    The second-oldest high school in the city opened in September 1938 to freshmen and sophomores only, and a 22-member faculty, according to a history being compiled by EB students under the direction of their teacher, Mike Warner.
    The auditorium and gym weren’t finished until 1940, and there was no cafeteria until 1949.

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