Hennessy Elementary School – Grass Valley CA


“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
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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