State Normal School at Los Angeles

State Normal School, 1911

What grandma used to call a “penny postal” showing the State Normal School in Los Angeles has been listed on EBay. And who would like to tell us what’s there now? This postcard is listed as Buy It Now for $2.99.

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7 Responses to State Normal School at Los Angeles

  1. Main branch of the LAPL.


  2. 1475m1675n says:

    The Central Library is now on the site, southwest corner of 5th & Grand. After about a 10-year search the Normal School was moved in 1914 to new facilities at Vermont & Monroe, where L.A. City College now stands.


  3. Joe Vogel says:

    The library is on part of the Normal School’s site, but part of the school building was on what is now the right of way of Fifth Street, as seen in this 1905 photo. Travelers on Fifth Street had to make a little jog to get around the building, as seen in this 1918 aerial view.


  4. The Los Angeles State Normal School eventually morphed into being UCLA.


  5. David Klappholz says:

    @Dennis: That’s only normal; the same sort of thing has happened in many states.


  6. Riley says:

    Early 1950s TV ads would often tell you to “send a penny postcard” for more info. or to enter a contest.


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