Riverview Union High School, Antioch CA – Project 365

Stop yesterday on my way to CostCo at the historic Riverview Union High School. It was the first high school built in Contra Costa County, located at 1500 West Fourth Street in Antioch, California. Supported by the Womans Club of Antioch, the first joint communities bond was passed in 1908 for $20,000 by Antioch, Pittsburg, Somersville, Nortonville and Live Oak.

Charles Appleton Hooper donated the land to end a dispute between Antioch and Pittsburg over land that was used for the school. Construction began in September 1910 and the school was opened November 4, 1911. Students from as far away as Oakley and Pittsburg attended this high school. Antioch and Pittsburg dissolved the Union District in 1925. The last class that graduated from the high school was in 1931.

A new high school replaced this on located on D Street in Antioch, California. The building was then occupied by the Bureau of Reclamation during the design and construction of the Central Valley Project. In 1947 the Fibreboard Corporation bought the building for its research. The Riverview Fire Protection District acquired the building in 1965 for its headquarters till leaving it unused in 1994. The Antioch Historical Society registered this site with the National Register of Historical Places on October 14, 1998. In 1999 the Antioch Historical Society bought the property and now use it as their home.

  • Location: West Fourth and Auto Center Drive (formerly Somersvile Road), Antioch, CA
  • Camera: Sony SLT-A77V
  • Lens Model: Sony DT 16–105mm F/3.5–5.6 (SAL–16105)
  • Focal Length (FF): 52mm, 30mm, 52mm & 52mm
  • FNumber: 8
  • Exposure Times: 1/500, 1/500, 1/500 & 1/800
  • Exposure Mode: Auto bracket
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Exposure Bias Value: 0
  • Metering Mode: Pattern
  • White Balance: Shade
  • Sensitivity (ISO): 400

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