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Who is Florence Nightingale?

Our school is named after Florence Nightingale, a British nurse, who was born on May 12, 1820, in Florence, Italy. She was the founder of the nursing profession and fought for the reform of medical hospitals and medical care. Soldiers knew her as "The Lady with the Lamp" because she walked the halls of their hospital at night keeping watch over them. Before she died in 1910, many honors were presented to her for her contributions to society.

Year Built

1937 - Started

1939 - Finished

School Designers/Architects

♦Frederick M. Ashley - Architect

♦John C. Austin - Architect

 

DESCRIPTION

"This P.W. A.Moderne style school was constructed from 1937 to 1939 to plans drawn by architects John C. Austin and Frederick M. Ashley. The P.W.A. Moderne married the symmetry and classicism of earlier eras with elements culled from the fashionable Art Deco and Streamline Moderne idioms."
- http://www.laschools.org/employee/design/fs-studies-and-reports/download/LAUSD_Presentation_March_2002.pdf?version_id=1895945

Mascot

Nighthawk

School Colors

Red & White

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

Founding Plaque/Auditorium

Founding Plaque/Auditorium