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School Architecture in California (Classic Reprint)

School Architecture in California (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from School Architecture in California

To the School People of California:

Five years ago we sent you the first handbook on school architecture ever issued by the State. It was introduced by this sentiment:

"It is almost as cheap to build a beautiful schoolhouse as an ugly one, when we know how. California, like old Greece, is a land of beautiful things. Sun and sea and mountains, streams and trees and flowers conspire to make it a place inspiring to the painter, the poet, the musician, and delightful as a dwelling place for man. This attractiveness and beauty are practical assets of priceless value to the State. We who live here now should give to our landscapes tasteful and harmonious schoolhouses, not dreary shanties surrounded by slovenly barnyards. Our schools, reflecting the public spirit, should be handsome and prosperous, and must not teach slatternly lessons of unthrift to the little boys and girls who are coming on. Here is our Opportunity to touch and to improve the long procession of the future."

This handbook made its mark upon the State. Schoolhouses are better lighted because of it and school grounds are of larger size. It created public interest in the school plant. There are constant calls made for it long after the supply is exhausted, and it seems desirable to have something of the kind on hand constantly for sending out to inquiring school officers.

It is not possible to prepare and publish exact plans and specifications ready to use in every particular place. Only broad types and general ideas of buildings can be treated in this way. The specific structure for the particular district must be worked out by the local people on the ground, suited to local conditions.

The plan of this second booklet is to show in a graphic way some excellent examples of the different types of school buildings that are being constructed to-day in California, so as to build up in the minds of the people a distinct ideal of what modern schoolhouses ought to be. The pictures and plans have been chosen from the whole State by a jury of competent and well-known school architects, who have given their work for the good of the cause. I hope the volume will be studied by those who are concerned in building our schools, and that its tendency may be toward better conditions for the boys and girls and finer landscapes for the Golden State.

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