FIRST - Public School Building, Portland, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red
N 45° 31.138 W 122° 40.778
10T E 525020 N 5040653
Quick Description: There are two memorial brass plaques commemorating Portland's FIRST Public School Building at the northeast corner of SW Morrison and SW Broadway.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 8/2/2006 9:13:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMJYV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 33

Long Description:


There are two memorial brass plaques at the northeast corner of SW Morrison and SW Broadway. This is the site of the FIRST Public School Building erected by taxation in Portland in 1858. It became the Central School Building. Use was discontinued in 1885. From this small building grew Portland's public school system.

Instructions for logging waymark: A photograph is required of you (or your GPS receiver, if you are waymarking solo) and the Brass Plaque (Oregon State).

FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location

Date of FIRST: 05/17/1858

More Information - Web URL: Not listed

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