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The Frankish Building: A Reflection of the Success of Ontario, California
Teaching WIth Historic Places

By The National Park Service
Feb 19, 2006, 11:00

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Frankish Building: A Reflection of the Success of Ontario, California


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The Frankish Building:
A Reflection of the Success
of Ontario, California

[Cover photo] The Frankish Building
(Photo by Brent Heath)

Standing proudly on the southwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Transit Street in Ontario, California, the three­story Frankish Building symbolizes the commercial and economic success of a California town. Like hundreds of similar buildings across the nation — in small towns and large — the building is locally significant because of its association with a prominent man of the community and because of its attractive architectural style. The unusually wide and sweeping main street — Euclid Avenue — was the creation of the town’s original founder, George Chaffey. Together, the building and its setting provide a visual reminder of the spirit of boosterism that swept across the nation in the late 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

About This Lesson

Getting Started: Inquiry Question

Setting the Stage: Historical Context

Locating the Site: Maps
 1. State of California
 2. Plan of Ontario, California

Determining the Facts: Readings
 1. The Beginnings of a City
 2. A Symbol of Wealth and Position

Visual Evidence: Images
 1. Euclid Avenue
 2. Architectural details
 3. The Frankish Building

Putting It All Together: Activities
 1. Advertising the Colony of Ontario
 2. Looking at a Building
 3. Determining Community Sites
 of Historic Significance

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This lesson is based on the Frankish Building, one of the thousands of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

 

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