Landmark No. 289 – First Home of Pomona College

Background History From California’s Office of Historic Preservation:

Pomona College, incorporated October 14, 1887, held its first class in this small frame cottage on September 12, 1888. Those in attendance consisted of a mere handful of eager students, five faculty members, and the president, Professor Edwin C. Norton. Five months later, in January 1889, the college moved to an unfinished boom hotel on a plot of land in the town of Claremont.

Location and Coordinates:

  • Southwest corner Mission Boulevard and South White Street, Pomona.
  • 34°03’17″N 117°45’32″W

Personal Experience:

If look for the actual building, you will not find it.  The only thing you will find is a rock with the landmark plaque which is right next to Angelo’s Burgers.

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Landmark No. 289 – First Home of Pomona College

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