Photograph. Description: Lafayette School, Oakland, 2nd grade class of donor. (On back of photo) "Marjorie Warnken, 2A grade, age 6 yr., 5 mo., second row seated - second from right - Lafayette Grammer School, 17th $ West Sts., Oakland, CA., June 1919 promotion" History of Lafayette Elementary School (P.Lau, 8/2002) Lafayette Elementary School, located at 17th and West Street, was built in the 1860s. The Lafayette Grammar School was one of the first schools built in Oakland. Lafayette even housed Oakland High School in 1869. Lafayette Grammar School was named in the honor of Marquis de Lafayette, a French military leader and statesman, who fought on the side of the colonists during part in the American Revolution. Lafayette Grammar School later changed its name to Lafayette Elementary School.
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