- Fullerton, CA
- Site Type:
- Education and Health, Colleges and Universities
- New Deal Agencies:
- Public Works Funding, Work Relief Programs, Public Works Administration (PWA), Works Progress Administration (WPA)
- Harry K. Vaughan
"Initially, the college was an integral part of the high school, constituting a two-year post-graduation program, until it became an independent entity in 1925. For several years the college continued to share the high school facilities until the first of two major construction programs was undertaken in the 1930s, when the college district acquired its current site and started constructing a new campus.
The first set of buildings was designed by Harry K. Vaughan and funded under the W.P.A. program. The remainder was the result of extensive additions made later in the 1950s."
– City of Fullerton
The Commerce Building, pictured below, is now known as the Business and Computer Information Building. 'The new Commerce Building has 12 classrooms, 2 offices, a lecture hall, a workroom, a banking room, and 2 rest rooms. The building is 70 by 150 feet and 2 stories high. It is constructed of reinforced concrete designed to resist major seismic disturbances.
It was completed in October 1936. The construction cost was $131,503 and the project cost $144,805.'
– Short and Stanley-Brown
Source noteshttps://www.cityoffullerton.com/depts/dev_serv/planning_/historic_fullerton/1931_1946_non_residential/fullerton_college.asp Short, C. W. and R. Stanley-Brown (1939) Public Buildings: Architecture Under the Public Works Administration, 1933 to 1939. United States Government Printing Office: Washington, DC. Connolly, Donald H. and G. I. Farman. Report of Accomplishment of the Operations Division. Works Progress Administration, Southern California. January 1, 1939.
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