Hennessy Elementary School – Grass Valley CA

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“Hennessy School was named for the district superintendent who retired in 1938 and was built in the depths of the Great Depression, funded as a WPA project.” from The Grass Valley School District history of the GVSD website
http://www.gvsd.k12.ca.us/pages/our_district/gvsd_history.html
Hennessy Elementary School in 1930s
May have been designed by Harry J. Devine, who “prepared preliminary plans for five classrooms and a gymnasium for the Grass Valley Union High School District” from
With the Architects, July 1938

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Location Info


225 S Auburn St
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Location notes:

Coordinates: 39.214910, -121.061659

6 comments on “Hennessy Elementary School – Grass Valley CA

  1. Emma (Young) Gaston

    I attended 1st grade at Hennessy Elementary in 1959, I believe my teacher was Mrs. Howser. I wonder if there are any class pictures from that year?

  2. George.juelch

    I attended 1st and 2nd grade at hennessy in 1972 and 1973. Mrs Porter was my 1st grade teacher and Mrs Davis my 2nd grade teacher.

  3. Leslie Elliott

    I graduated from Grass Valley High School in 1951 and on the 4th of July 1951, I and some 30 or 40 others from the area joined the U.S. Air Force. We were bussed to Sacramento, California and flown directly to a training base in San Antonio, Texas for basic training. I remained in service for 25 years.

  4. cindi anderson

    I am looking for information on the janitor for Hennessy school around 1950’s to 1960’s. Please send me a message to [email protected].
    Thank You

  5. George, I was in your 2nd grade class with Mrs Davis

  6. Jeffrey Briggs

    I was there in 1960 and 61. Hennesy teacher name seems familiar. Attended many schools all over Calif 50’s- 60’s, Orange county, LA, Fresno, etc Looking back, Grass Valley in many ways the best, and so best overall. I never want to go back, or even see current pics, so I can remember it how it was

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