January 20th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1914, the citizens of Seal Beach agreed by unanimous vote to accept the donation of a $6000 tract of land offered by the Guy M. Rush Company and the Bayside Land Company to be the site for a school building. The site was located  between 11th and 12th Streets two blocks from the beach and close to the Pacific Electric line. Seal Beach Elementary School, which was later renamed Mary Zoeter School, was built on this site.

The images below show the tract’s location on a Spence Aerial Photo taken almost eight years after the vote.

Click on the image below for a better view of the tract’s location.

– Michael Dobkins

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