Here’s your Lowell High School timeline:
- 1913 – School moved to new, larger campus on Hayes Street between Masonic Avenue and Ashbury
- 1962 – School moved to current campus to make room for future expansion and add a library, gymnasium and larger auditorium
So this is where Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer actually went to high school, on the #21 Hayes line, back in the 50’s. Now it’s the John Adams Campus of troubled City College of San Francisco.
There are fewer drug dealers hanging about these days, but they’ve been replaced by bike thieves…
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Speaking of which, I think this ride has been abandoned for months now. Oh well:
Oh, here’s what Lowell High School looked like in 1917:
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And here’s the same place today:
See if you can match up the bricks with the shot at the top.
(Not much difference excepting for the Toyotas out front and the bright white racing stripe up high. That’s an ADA-complaint elevator shaft hanging off the side these days, one would think. Probably should have been standing about ten feet to the left – that telephone pole in front of the main entrance on Hayes probably is in the same place today as 1917 so it’d be a good tool for alignment. A tilt-shift lens and/or Photoshop would produce an almost identical image as the 1917 shot.)
Built in 1911 as Lowell High School, the John Adams building consists of 64 classrooms and labs, an auditorium, a state-of-the-art child care center, and offices for counseling and administrative services. At this campus, we offer a variety of credit and noncredit courses and programs. John Adams Campus also houses the Dean’s Office of the School of Health and Physical Education. Our mission here is to assist students in accomplishing their educational goal and to ensure student success.
John Adams Campus
1860 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 ► Google Map
- #43 Masonic to Hayes/Masonic
- #21 Hayes to Hayes/Masonic
- #5 Fulton to Fulton/Masonic