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BEAMER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD

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Shortly before World War I, Bay Area developer, Hewitt Davenport, subdivided the old Richard and Rebecca Beamer homestead and hired prominent landscape architect, Mark Daniels, to design something different for Woodland: an upscale, master planned enclave with curved streets and round-about with fountain, an architectural gateway, a public park-and pricey home lots. A private train was chartered from Sacramento to promote the grand opening of Beamer Park in June 1914 – over a century ago. The complete build out of the Park took more than 40 years, interrupted by WWI, the Great Depression, and WWII, and accounts for the broad range of housing styles. Several talented builders left their mark on Beamer Park, including William Fait and Joseph Motroni, whose works will be highlighted on this tour.


From: http://www.strollthroughhistory.com
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Historia/History

1850          California became a state

1853          Woodland was settled
 
1930          Original Beamer Park School opened.  The building had 8 classrooms 3rd-6th grade, along Beamer Street (currently where the playground is)

1940          7th and 8th grade wing of classes added, perpendicular to main building

1950          Primary School Annex was built 

1951          Gymnasium & cafeteria was built

1956         K-8 with 725 students

1958         7th and 8th moved to Lee Junior High mid 70's Original building was demolished

1975         Office and library were built

1980's       Ballet Foklorico of Beamer School was formed

1984          First year of Spanish immersion program Multi-age Immersion Program
                  90:10 Dual Immersion school-wide

2007          Mural was painted by Malaquias Montoya

2011          Beginning of 50:50 Dual Immersion Program
30 YEARS OF DUAL IMMERSION AT BEAMER PARK ELEMENTARY

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