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SCHOOL-HOUSES IN SAN FRANCISCO.
LINCOLN SCHOOL. TAE Lincoln School building was completed in August, 1865, and cost, in. cluding furniture, $100,000. It is designed exclusively for boys, and accommodates one thousand pupils, exclusive of the large hall in the attic story. It is situated on the corner of Fifth and Market streets, one hundred and seventyfive feet square, and is inclosed in front by a brick wall and balustrade fence.
The plan of the building is cruciform, one hundred and forty-one and a-half feet long, by sixty-three and a-half feet wide in the body; the wings are eighteen by thirty-three feet, and the whole covers a superficial area of ten thousand one hundred and thirty-seven feet. It is built of brick, in the most substantial manner, with a basement, two stories, and an attic, terminating with a Mansard roof, which is surmounted by a cupola, and surrounded with a balustrade.
The walls of the basement and principal story are two feet thick; above that, they are eighteen inches thick. The joists of all the floors are three by seventeen inches. The height of the basement in the clear is eleven feet; principal and second stories, fifteen feet; while the attic or assembly hall, which forms one room throughout the building, is eighteen feet in the clear.
BASEMENT AND YARDS. A 1. Boys' gymnasium. A 2. Girls' gymnasium. B. Halls. C. Store rooms. D. Furnace rooms.
Janitor's room. H. Girls' yard. F. Lavatories. G. Front yards. H. Boys' yard.
LINCOLN SCHOOL FOR BOYS, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
Erected in 1865. Cost, $100,000. 1,000 seats. Four capacious stairways communicate between the basement and the attic. The ingress and egress to the building are very ample, safe, and convenient, and consist of ten large doorways--four in front, just at each side of the main building, and six in the rear, four of them corresponding with those in front, giving an extent for these purposes of seventy-two feet in breadth.
The interior is well lighted and ventilated throughout. The windows are glazed with ground glass, which dispenses with curtains and blinds Fresh air is introduced through the apertures near the doors, which are regulated by reg. isters, while the impure air escapes through ventilators near the ceiling.
The distribution of area on the principal and second floor is uniform, each containing six school-rooms of twenty-nine by thirty-four feet; six wardrobe rooms, six and a half by twenty and a half feet; two teachers' rooms, six and a half by nine feet; and two halls, eleven feet four inches wide, running through the building transversely, with stairways at each end, reaching to the attic or assembly hall. The attic is in one room, but is capable of the same arrangement as the stories below. The basement contains six school-rooms, which accommodate sixty pupils each. All the wardrobe rooms are supplied with marble top wash-stands and water.