First Normal School

First Normal School (HMZK1)

Location: San Jose, CA 95112 Santa Clara County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 20.11', W 121° 53.005'

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Founded as "Minns' 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 April 18, 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.
HM NumberHMZK1
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number417
Year Placed1982
Placed ByState Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Sourisseau Academy, San Jose State University Alumni, and Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 5:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 598913 N 4132639
Decimal Degrees37.33516667, -121.88341667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.11', W 121° 53.005'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 6.60" N, 121° 53' 0.30" W
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Area Code(s)408, 209, 415, 650, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 118 Paseo De San Antonio Walk, San Jose CA 95112, US
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