School Daze: Blast from the Past: The Vintage Schoolhouses of San Francisco

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[The observatory at Galileo High School, shown in 1928, was one of the few in the United States owned by students (purchased by students of the Natural History Club). Unfortunately, it's not in use anymore and there are no plans for renovation. Photo via SFPL]
With the recent news that it costs a whopping $402K to support a child until adulthood in San Francisco, it's no wonder that dogs tend to outnumber kids in this city. Regardless, we've got some pretty fine-looking schools—many of which just went back into session this week. As SF's littlest residents are packing up their backpacks and sleeping through class filling their brains with knowledge, we take a look back at some historic school buildings in San Francisco. This grab-bag of images is by no means comprehensive, so if there's one you'd like to see—or if you're feeling nostalgic for your alma mater—leave us a note in the comments.

All photos courtesy of SAN FRANCISCO HISTORY CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY.

· San Francisco History Center [SFPL]
· The True Cost of Raising a Child [NerdWallet]
· Where Pooches Outnumber Kids [SFGate]
· Lick-Wilmerding High School [Official Site]
· Commodore Sloat School History [Sloat Parents]
· Raphael Weill School, Department of Parks and Recreation Record [SF Planning]
· Polytechnic High School's Gymnasiums Still Standing Strong [Curbed SF]
· San Francisco Modern Architecture and Landscape Design 1935-1970 (PDF) [Office of Historic Preservation]
· Samuel Gompers Trade School [DOCOMOMO/NOCA]
· George Washington High School [Western Neighborhoods Project]
· Francis Scott Key School [The Living New Deal]
· Lawton Elementary School [The Living New Deal]
· San Francisco Modern Architecture and Landscape Design
1935-1970 (PDF)
[Office of Historic Preservation]

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