Markham Elementary School, Oakland, California (JL)

December 25, 1916
Oakland Tribune (fair use)
Markham Elementary School, also known as Edwin Markham Elementary School, is located at the corner of 73rd Avenue and Krause Avenue in East Oakland.  The school was built in 1949 and was designed by Edward T. Foulkes 1


The school was named after California poet and educator Edwin Markham, who was principal of the Tompkins School from 1891-1899. It is not clear when the school was named for Mr. Markham; the idea was proposed by Mayor Davies in 1916, but the first mention of the school that has been located so far is from 1928. Does anyone have any more detail on the naming of the school?



7220 Krause Avenue, Oakland, California



Links and References

  1. Markham School to Be Dedicated - Oakland Tribune Oct 14, 1949