Hollywood High designated as historic place

05/21/2014 3:21 pm0 commentsViews: 18

 

Independent Staff Report

HOLLYWOOD — Los Angeles Unified School District school board Vice President Steve Zimmer was joined by elected officials, members of the Hollywood High School Alumni Association, students, staff, volunteers, the community and special guests last Friday to celebrate Hollywood High School’s placement on the California and National Register of Historic Places.

Several bronze plaques were unveiled during the ceremony and placed in the historic auditorium, library and Science and Liberal Arts buildings.

The alumni group, Historic Resources Group and Hollywood High School student volunteers all played a key role in placing the Hollywood High School campus on the California Register of Historical Resources in 2011 and on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.

The campus buildings were built in 1904 with the first graduation class in 1907, which is also the first year that the alumni group was formed. The alumni group’s mission is providing scholarships to deserving seniors, as well as to educate youth about how to “achieve the honorable.”

Besides Zimmer, among those taking part in the program were City Councilmen Tom LaBonge and Mitch O’Farrell. Michael Aguilera, representing Rep. Adam Schiff; Hollywood High School Principal Alejandra Sanchez and former Principal Jaime Morales; and board members of the high school alumni association.

 

City Councilmen Tom LaBonge, Mitch O’Farrell and Steve Zimmer celebrate with students as a plaque is unveiled at Hollywood High School designating the school as an historic place on the California and National Register of Historic Places. The school was built in 1904. Photo by Gary McCarthy

City Councilmen Tom LaBonge, Mitch O’Farrell and Steve Zimmer celebrate with students as a plaque is unveiled at Hollywood High School designating the school as an historic place on the California and National Register of Historic Places. The school was built in 1904.
Photo by Gary McCarthy

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