Structures / Mission High School
Mission High School is the oldest high school in San Francisco, originally established in 1896 and named after nearby Mission Dolores. The architecture features a 127-foot high tower with a baroque dome inspired by the nearby Mission Dolores Basilica. The high school serves as a focal point for youth activities in the Mission District of San Francisco. The school was designated a San Francisco Landmark in 2007.
- ACEC Honor Award for Engineering Excellence for Rehabilitation
- CEAC Honorable Recognition Award for Rehabilitation
- San Francisco Designated Landmark (2007)
- The structure is the second high school on the site. The original building, which survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, burned down in 1922.
- Three western-styles murals were created in 1936 by artist Edith Anne Hamlin. Unfortunately, one of the murals was misplaced during the seismic retrofit and has never been recovered.
- Musician Carlos Satana and writer Maya Angelou are alumni.