First - Public High School - Brenham, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 30° 10.061 W 096° 23.587
14R E 751047 N 3340237
Quick Description: Vacant building at 606 E. Alamo
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/4/2022 7:07:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM1604V
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 2

Long Description:
Historical Marker

"Established in Independent School District No. 1, in 1875. First free public high school in Texas to be set up under Landmark School Law of 1875. Nine grades were offered, with scientific or classical courses of study in high school. German was available for all grades. This building was erected in 1883, with 15-inch brick walls, cedar beams, and plaster mixed with cow hair. Windows and doors have marble arches and sills."

NRHP Registration Form

"The Brenham School (1883-84) is eligible under Criterion A and significant for serving as the first permanent educational facility in one of the earliest municipalities to support public education through taxation in Texas."

FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location

Date of FIRST: 1/1/1875

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