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History: George Washington’s Proud Beginnings

1937 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1937 (Dec) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1938 (Jun) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1938 (Dec) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1939 (Jun) George Washington High School Graduatesby Marie Mullan
1939 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1940 (Spring) George Washington High Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1940 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1941 (Spring) George Washington High Commencement Programby Linda Hamid
1941 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1941 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1942 (Jun) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1942 (Dec) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1943 (Spring) George Washington High Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1943 (Fall) George Washington High Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1944 (Spring) George Washington High Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1944 (Fall) George Washington High Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1945 (Spring) George Washington High Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1945 (Fall) George Washington High Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1946 (Spring) George Washington High Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1946 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1947 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1947 (Fall) George Washington High Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1948 (Spring) George Washington High Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1948 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1949 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1949 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1950 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1950 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1951 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1951 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1952 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduates
1952 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1953 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1953 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1954 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1954 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1955 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1955 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1956 (June) George Washington High Commencement Program
1956 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1957 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1957 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1958 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1958 (Fall) George Washington High School
1959 (Spring) George Washington High School
1959 (Fall) George Washington High School
1960 (Spring) George Washington High School
1960 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1961 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1961 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1962 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1962 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1963 (June) George Washington High Commencement Program
1963 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Shelley Roberts
1964 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Shelley Roberts
1964 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Shelley Roberts
1965 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Shelley Roberts
1965 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1966 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1966 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1967 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1967 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1968 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1968 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1969 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1969 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1970 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1970 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1971 (Spring) George Washington High School GraduatesbyDennis Beedie
1971 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1972 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1972 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1973 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1973 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1974 (Spring) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1974 (Fall) George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1975 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1976 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1977 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1978 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
1979 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
1980 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
1981 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
1982 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1983 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
1984 George Washington High School Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1985 George Washington High School Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1986 George Washington High School Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1987 George Washington High School Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1988 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
1989 George Washington High School Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1990 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
1991 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
1992 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
1993 George Washington High School Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1994 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
1995 George Washington High School Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
1996 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
1997 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
1998 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
1999 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
2000 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
2001 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
2002 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
2003 George Washington High School Graduatesby Tammy Aramian
2004 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
2005 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
2006 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
2007 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
2008 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie
2009 George Washington High School Graduatesby Dennis Beedie and Tammy Aramian
George Washington High School, circa 1939
Photo: Surveyor, 1947

 
George Washington High School, 2009
Photo: Tammy Aramian



George Washington’s Proud Beginnings

When George Washington High School was a rock quarry, 1861 – cable cars (or their forerunners) were pulled by horses, gold strikes were common occurrences, clipper ships sailed the Pacific; and San Franciscans of that day had the vision to provide for schools, and especially for one particular school located at what is now 32nd Avenue and Anza Street.

Seventy-five years later, in 1936 financed partly by a bond issue, partly by the Federal Government, Washington High School was erected at a cost of approximately $2,000,000.

THE BACKGROUND OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

“The foresight of San Francisco pioneers is reflected in the total investment for a section of the George Washington High School site, as far back as 1861, when 150 x 240 feet was set aside for school purposes under the provisions of the outside lands act. Out of this nucleus the remainder of the site was purchased by the Board of Education in 1925.”

The above paragraph, an excerpt from a program of the Ground Breaking Exercises which took place November 4, 1934, at 31st Avenue and Anza Street, shows that our school was considered, planned for, back in the days when the Richmond district was sand dunes.

GENERAL PLANS, ARCHITECTURE, SCULPTURE

The general plans for Washington called for a main academic unit, shops, an auditorium, boys’ and girls’ gymnasiums, football field, outdoor tennis and basketball courts, a music conservatory, a baseball field, a running track and a swimming pool.

Timothy L. Pflueger, architect of George Washington High School, died almost ten years to the day that Washington celebrated its tenth anniversary. Mr. Pflueger was world-famous in his field, having worked on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and many of the buildings of the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939. Union Square Garage was designed by Mr. Pflueger in 1942; Alamo and Jefferson grammar schools, and Roosevelt Junior High School were completed by him before 1930. His later projects were George Washington, then Lincoln High School, and the Science building and gymnasium at San Francisco Junior College.

Source: Surveyor, 25th Anniversary, 1961 (extracted by Dennis Beedie)

 


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