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Goodrich in Polk County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Goodrich School

 
 
Goodrich School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, March 30, 2018
1. Goodrich School Marker
Inscription.  Goodrich is one of the few existing area schools known to be created through the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA). Construction of the Jeffersonian style building began May 2, 1934 under architect Emory S. White when county commissioner and school trustee W. R. Armitage sold the property to the school district. Since its completion, the auditorium in particular has been a source of pride, housing various public events. created during a time which focused on the development of rural schools, Goodrich continues to serve as a center and gathering place for the community.
 
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17001.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 30° 36.373′ N, 94° 56.713′ W. Marker is in Goodrich, Texas, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of Katie Simpson Avenue and William Street, on the right when traveling north on Katie Simpson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 234 Katie Simpson Ave, Goodrich TX 77335, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Goodrich School image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, March 30, 2018
2. Goodrich School
within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Roads in Polk County (approx. 4.1 miles away); Site of the Town of Swartwout (approx. 4.2 miles away); Forest Hill Cemetery (approx. 6.1 miles away); Birthplace of Margo Jones (approx. 6.8 miles away); Polk County (approx. 7.2 miles away); 1905 Courthouse Annex (approx. 7.2 miles away); Locomotive No. 5 (approx. 7.2 miles away); Early Indian Trails (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
Goodrich School Marker WPA Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, March 30, 2018
3. Goodrich School Marker WPA Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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