The Parker Goddard Secretarial School was founded in 1920, and was at various locations downtown over the years. Mabel Parker and Adelaide E. Goddard were the principal partners. The school was in business from 1920 to 1935; in 1935 it was consolidated with the Helen Wakeman Secretarial School of Berkeley, which Parker owned until she died in 1952. 1

The school played a part in the founding of Soroptomist International.

Note that Parker's obituary says the school was founded in 1919, but every other source says 1920.

year(s) address
1920 17th and San Pablo Ave.
1920-1929 1121 Washington St. in the Blake Block
1929–1935 428 - 15th St. in the Edgar Barber Building
1935– Berkeley

ad from 1920 Berkeley Gazettead from 1927 Oakland Tribune

Oakland Tribune August 5, 1931

Links and References

  1. Miss Mabel Parker Dies; Owner of Local School Oakland Tribune​ November