Former Site of Sequoia High School

Former Site of Sequoia High School (HM16JI)

Location: Redwood City, CA 94063 San Mateo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 29.185', W 122° 13.738'

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The Path of History

Sequoia High School started September 16, 1895 with 53 students attending classes held on the third floor of the Redwood City Grammar School (replaced by the building now housing the Fox Theatre one block down Broadway). At that time, the building held all the school children of Redwood City with the elementary students occupying the first two floors. Upon opening, this was the only high school on the Peninsula between Santa Clara and San Francisco.

In 1904, a dedicated high school building (shown above, at this site) was constructed on Broadway at Webster (now Middlefield Road) and except for the reconstruction period after the 1906 earthquake, housed the Sequoia students until 1904, when the current high school site at El Camino Real and Brewster was ready for occupancy.

After the high school moved out, the building was converted to an elementary school and renamed Central School. The Redwood City Grammar School was subsequently torn down in 1928. The Central School building was torn down in 1949. The current "On Broadway" retail-cinema building was completed 2005.
HM NumberHM16JI
Placed ByRedwood Historic Resources Advisory Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 8:57pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 568164 N 4149113
Decimal Degrees37.48641667, -122.22896667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 29.185', W 122° 13.738'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 29' 11.10" N, 122° 13' 44.28" W
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Area Code(s)650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2115 Broadway, Redwood City CA 94063, US
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