Frances S. Stevens School

Frances S. Stevens School (HM1K6Q)

Location: Palm Springs, CA 92262 Riverside County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 49.863', W 116° 32.791'

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Prescott T. Stevens, developer of the El Mirador Hotel, donated this site and the funds to build the Frances S. Stevens School, in memory of his wife and her interest in education. The first two rooms were completed in 1927. Katherine Finchy, who arrived in Palm Springs in 1922, became this school's first administrator. Palm Springs' first bond issue provided additional classrooms, a library, indoor plumbing, a cafeteria, an apartment for the principal, and a large auditorium which served as the city's first theater. The City of Palm Springs later purchased the facility as a cultural arts center; then Vice President Gerald Ford dedicated the center, known as Everybody's Village, in 1974.
HM NumberHM1K6Q
Marker NumberHSPB-7
Placed ByThe McCallum Desert Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at 2:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 541961 N 3743515
Decimal Degrees33.83105000, -116.54651667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 49.863', W 116° 32.791'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 49' 51.78" N, 116° 32' 47.46" W
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Area Code(s)213, 760
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 538 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs CA 92262, US
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