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Old Posted Aug 28, 2019, 8:25 AM
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Originally Posted by sopas ej View Post
Alhambra High School, Alhambra, CA. Undated photo, but going by the girls' fashions, my guess is early 1950s. I didn't realize that the main building of Alhambra High used to face Main Street.

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I attended Alhambra High in the final year that the building stood. I've walked up those steps in the photo many times.

The Alhambra Board of Education finally came to their senses in 1957 and realized that the property that fronted Main St. was worth a fortune. It had no business being a high school and it was sold to Von's Markets, Many old homes south of Main St. were condemned and bought out by the City for land for the new school buildings. Several blocks were demolished.

The big problem in that city are Property Taxes. The elderly citizens screamed for decades and refused to raise property taxes to build the new school. They finally did raise taxes and built a new high school on the cheap. It was nothing fancy and had no pool.
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