ECV1850 Plaque:
First Normal School
San Jose State University


[ Photo of plaque. ]


[ Photo of plaque. ]


FIRST NORMAL SCHOOL
FOUNDED AS "MINN'S EVENING NORMAL SCHOOL" IN 1857,
THE SCHOOL BECAME THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL BY
ACT OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE ON MAY 2, 1862. IN 1870,
THE STATE LEGISLATURE CHOSE WASHINGTON SQUARE AS
A PERMANENT LOCATION. DESTROYED BY FIRE ON
FEBRUARY 11, 1880, AND HEAVILY DAMAGED BY THE
APRIL 18, 1906 EARTHQUAKE, THE SCHOOL WAS REBUILT
AFTER EACH DISASTER TO REMAIN CALIFORNIA'S FIRST
PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING.

CALIFORNIA REGISTERED HISTORICAL LANDMARK No. 417

PLAQUE PLACED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS
AND RECREATION IN COOPERATION WITH SOURISSEAU
ACADEMY, SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI, AND
MOUNTAIN CHARLIE CHAPTER No. 1850, E CLAMPUS VITUS.
APRIL 24, 1982.


 Victorian Bar


This plaque located on the
San Jose State University campus,
Tower Hall Building,
Washington Square.
San Jose.
Santa Clara County, CA.

On the left side of the main doorway.

GPS*
  First Normal School  
WGS84 Datum
N 37.33528°
W 121.88333°
*Approximate


The day Hell froze over.

SATISFACTORY!




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