Sunnyside School: the cottage-house years, 1896 to 1911

Despite the profiteers who sold lots in Sunnyside in the early 1890s primarily as investments, families did move here, and they had children–often lots of them. But there was no school. Then they were given only a rented cottage for a one-class school. The story of how long it took before the district finally built a real schoolhouse here is a lesson in both City government corruption and the perseverance of the early residents. [This is the first in a series of posts about the school. Here is the second one.]

Promises, promises. SF Board of Education declared its intention to build Sunnyside a school over and over, and just as often broke those promises. First purpose-built schoolhouse not built until 1909, sixteen years after neighborhood residents first asked for one. Details on news items at end of post.
Promises, promises. SF Board of Education declared its intention to build Sunnyside a school over and over, and just as often broke those promises. The first purpose-built schoolhouse was not constructed until 1909. [Details at end of post.]
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