Castroville Japanese Language School - Castroville, CA
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N 36° 45.902 W 121° 45.078
10S E 611447 N 4069533
A former school in Castroville, CA.
Waymark Code: WM1513A
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 09/24/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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"The Castroville Japanese Language School, also known as the Castroville Nihon Gakko, is a historic building located at 11199 Geil St. in Castroville, California that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

It was built in 1936 and served Japanese-American sharecropping farmer families of the area as a school, as a Buddhist temple, and as a community meeting hall.

It was closed just six years later, in 1942, when the Japanese-Americans of the area were interned for the duration of World War II. According to Kunio A. Sumida, who nominated it for NRHP listing, the building "represents and symbolizes the denial of the constitutional rights guaranteed under the United States Constitution." (visit link)
11199 Geil St
Castroville, CA USA

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