This column begins the fourth installment of the Building Claremont series that focuses on the architects that have shaped the development and built environment of the City.
After World War II, Claremont, like many cities across Southern California, saw tremendous growth. The migration from farms and small towns that began to change the nation after the first world war was even more marked after the second. The population of Claremont more than doubled between 1940 and 1950 and then again from 1950 to 1960.
In 1918, World War I raged into its fourth year. The Allied Powers were reeling before the power of the Hun. Young Americans were being told it was up to them to stop the Germans. It was up to them to win the war that would end all wars.
One of those young Americans, a lad named Charles Keith Powell, answered his country’s call.
We appreciate the opportunity to explain the process the Claremont Unified School District (CUSD) board of education and staff have taken relative to the potential sale of district property located at 2475 N. Forbes Avenue, often referred to as the La Puerta property, which was raised in a November 16 letter to the editor.
California Education Code (Ed Code) dictates how school districts dispose of property.