Los Gatos High School (1908-1924)

A $30,000 bond was passed on Jan. 17, 1907 to build a new high school building, which opened in 1908.

Courtesy Hooked on Los Gatos, the Library and Museum History Project
Courtesy Hooked on Los Gatos, the Library and Museum History Project

By 1906 the desire for a high school building separate from the grammar school located on a different site was expressed. 

A $30,000 bond was passed on Jan. 17, 1907 to build a new high school building, which opened in 1908. 

It stood at the crest of High School Court and the land fronting on Main Street was purchased in 1911. 

The building showed California Mission influence and was located approximately 
where the high school library presently stands.

When a new high school was built in 1925, the old building was retained and
used for classrooms and industrial shops. 

Sections were torn down over the years, until none of this building remained by 1955. 

Source: Hooked on Los Gatos, the Library and Museum History Project

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Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz January 18, 2014 at 04:32 PM
Nice 2 know the History about this.
Diane S. January 19, 2014 at 11:26 AM
Nice to know history. I am turning 52 this year, born & raised in Los Gatos, my son (2nd gen @ Fisher) is 3rd generation at LGHS. He is playing on the same football field his grandfather (my dad) played on 1955-1957. I love the history the 3 of us are able to share. 62 years of history. It is so neat having my son go to the same schools I went to even if it is 30 years later. I attended 20 years after my father. I love Los Gatos, glad we are a part of the history.
Marilyn Leonard January 20, 2014 at 03:50 PM
Interesting bit of history. Thanks, Patch!


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