Largely plain and lacking in folly, this middle school’s standard-issue stucco has been enlivened in certain places with the handiwork of students past.
Among the buildings of this academic institution (once Francis Parkman Junior High, named for the 19th century American historian), visitors can enjoy a feudal fantasy marked by the presence of a fire-breathing dragon, tributes to authors and civic leaders, three ocean homages, and many other delights including the depiction of a Hopi Kachina (standing watch over the names of two former student body officers), a woodland scene of cavorting raccoons, and the portrait of a lone knight.
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L.A. Science Weekend: Natural History and Space
Join New York Times Journeys and Atlas Obscura for three days of scientific learning in Los Angeles, focused on natural history and zoology or space and aviation. This two-track program includes talks, exclusive visits and special access to scientists and venues to get up close to everything from telescopes and taxidermy to dinosaur skeletons and space artifacts.