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Name: Site of First Junior College in California
Site Number: #803
Date Visited: 02/03/2016
Other Designation: None
Plaque Status: Private Plaque
Location: 2500 E Stanislaus St,, Fresno, CA 93721
Coordinates36.7414804,-119.7904299
Website: N/A

Description: Constructed in 1895, the school was known as Fresno High School from 1895-1921. Established as the first junior college of California in 1910, in 1911 it became a normal school, forerunner to Fresno State College. From 1921 to 1948 it was called Fresno Technical High School, and Fresno Junior College from 1948 to 1959. Plaque placed by the Fresno Tech Alumni Association.