“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Rockport in Aransas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Rockport School

Rockport School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 16, 2012
1. Rockport School Marker
Inscription. Rockport School has served the town of Rockport for many years as both an educational and community institution. It dates to 1935, during the era of the Great Depression. One of President Franklin D. Rooseveltís New Deal programs to combat the Depression was the Federal Emergency Administration of Public works, later the Public Works Administration (PWA), part of the National Industrial Recovery Act. Workers completed construction on the Rockport School, labeled project number 2813, under the PWA, and local bonds helped to subsidize the government project.

The district had the structure built on the site of an earlier Rockport school, a wooden structure dating to 1892. When the new school opened, it housed eleven grades before adding the twelfth a few years later for full accreditation.

Rockport School served the community for many years while undergoing several changes. After World War II, a former Army Air Forces building provided space for a gymnasium and classroom addition utilized until the late 1950s. After construction of a new high school in the city in 1953, district officials converted this building into an elementary school and renamed it Rockport Elementary. In 2005, after the school closed, it became a community center.

This zigag moderne building features a dramatic stylized sunburst over
Rockport School image. Click for full size.
By Norman Frank, March 16, 2012
2. Rockport School
the entryway. Other features include a running course of brickwork detailing and symmetrical, regular massing.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2006
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13653.)
Location. 28° 1.723′ N, 97° 3.155′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Texas, in Aransas County. Marker is at the intersection of North Live Oak Street and East Laurel Street, on the right when traveling south on North Live Oak Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 619 N Live Oak St, Rockport TX 78382, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church of Rockport (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bracht House (about 700 feet away); St. Peterís Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aransas County (approx. 0.2 miles away); First National Bank of Rockport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hoopes-Smith House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fulton-Bruhl House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rockport.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Norman Frank of Rockport, Texas.   2. submitted on . • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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