Grizzly Bluff School

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Grizzly Bluff School
Grizzly Bluff School.jpg
Grizzly Bluff School in 2012
Grizzly Bluff School is located in California
Grizzly Bluff School
Location Grizzly Bluff Road & East Ferry Road, California  United States
Coordinates 40°33′46″N 124°10′18″W / 40.56276°N 124.17163°W / 40.56276; -124.17163Coordinates: 40°33′46″N 124°10′18″W / 40.56276°N 124.17163°W / 40.56276; -124.17163
Built 1871[1]
Architect John Davenport & Tom Dix[1]
Architectural style Greek Revival [1]
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79000476[1]
Added to NRHP 1979[1]

The Grizzly Bluff School was an historic school in the farm fields outside Ferndale, California.[1] Students came from the surrounding Eel River valley to attend a one-room school earlier than the construction of the first known school building.[2]

Tom Dix and John Davenport built the current building in 1871, and the ornamental windbreak was planted in 1878.[3] In the 1880s, the building was moved away from the road and placed on a new foundation.[2]

Old Presbyterian Church at Grizzly Bluff

In 1900, more space was needed to support a large number of students and the old Presbyterian Church nearby was converted to schoolrooms.[2] By 1976, the school continued only grades one through four. Students from fifth and attended Ferndale Elementary School.[2] Grizzly Bluff School closed its doors for the last time on 30 June 30, 1989.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f NRIS
  2. ^ a b c d Carlson, Beverly, editor; Ferndale Union High School; class of 1977 (1977). Where the ferns grew tall: An early history of Ferndale. Ferndale, California: Ferndale Union High School. p. 379. 0-7385-2890-0. 
  3. ^ Carlson, 1966, pp 223-225
  4. ^ California Department of Education

Sources[edit]

  • Carlson, Beverly, editor; Ferndale Union High School; class of 1977 (1977). Where the ferns grew tall: An early history of Ferndale. Charleston, South Caroline: Ferndale Union High School. p. 379. 0-7385-2890-0. 
  • National Register Information System (2008-04-15). "National Register of Historic Places". National Park Service. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  • "California School Directory". California Department of Education. Retrieved 3 April 2011.