The Historian's Corner

The Historian's Corner is a great place to learn about the wonderful history regarding Venice High School and the surrounding community. Please take some time and look around, and thank you for visiting!


Explore the Rich History

The Historian, Tom Anderson ('52), is responsible for collecting and maintaining information and
memorabilia of Venice High School and the Alumni Association. This includes a collection of yearbooks,
the Gondolier, (though we’re still missing some), the Association’s newsletter, the Acclaim, photos,
newspaper articles, and much more. Due to space limitations, large objects are photographed for the
collection and the originals are donated to the Venice Historical Society.

Venice High School the Beginnings - Through the efforts of Abbot Kinney and other community
leaders, Venice Union Polytechnic High School opened on September 11. 1911 in the old Venice Bath
House, Located at the corner of Coral and Aldebaran Canals. The bath house hosted three graduating
classes: 1912, 1913, and 1914, before the school was relocated to its present site at Venice Boulevard
and Walgrove Avenue.

Venice Union Polytechnic High School opens in the old Venice Bath House on September 11, 1911

From the Archives:
Golden Art Era at Venice High School
Panama-Pacific in 1915
The Latin Museum (1932-1997)
Earthquake 1933
Machado Elementary School
Street Cars

Interesting Alums:
Craig Breedlove
Russell Brines W’28
Sam Erickson S’62

Tid Bits:
Myran Loy and The Aviator
Myrna Loy Performing Arts Center

When doing major cleaning or moving
and you come across some VHS
memorabilia that you are ready to part
with, send it along to:
Historian VHS Alumni Association
2435 Walgrove Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066






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We’re loyal to you Venice High School, to thee we will always be true…