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Glassell Park -- The Glassell Park Elementary STEAM Magnet campus has been host to students for more than a century.

The campus, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, opened its doors in 1912, said Christian Taylor, a historic preservation specialist with the Los Angeles Unified School District. When the school opened, it was known as Washington Park School. In 1920 the school was renamed Glassell Park.

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Monica Rodriguez is a freelance writer. She has more than two decades of experience in daily journalism working for news publications in Pennsylvania and California. She is a product of Boyle Heights and continues to call the community home.

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