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Old Posted Jun 6, 2013, 12:02 AM
belmont bob belmont bob is offline
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LA Trade Tech



This is the campus of LA Trade Tech College, c. 1958/59. I can pin point to that time because the picture predates the culinary arts’ building that was opened around 61/62. The campus had been converted from the original Polytechnic High School in the mid 50’s. I attended some design classes there from 1960 to 62.
The old buildings that are no longer standing include the old high school gym (white bldg. to extreme left on photo and the engineering design building to the right of the gym (peeking out from behind the three story building that is left of center). Looking at Google Maps, most of the other buildings are still in place. The old original high school was built about 1905 and was replaced by those shown here – I’m guessing after the 1933 Long Beach earthquake. There are many photos of that original campus and if I’m not mistaken including some on this forum.
Anyone have more history on the high school as it evolved?
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