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Waxahachie in Ellis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Oak Lawn School

 
 
Oak Lawn School Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, March 31, 2018
1. Oak Lawn School Texas Historical Marker
Inscription.  Oak Lawn began as an elementary school for blacks in 1887 on North Aiken Street. In 1893 the school moved to this site. By the end of the 19th Century, High School classes had been added to the curriculum. Two of the first graduates, Prince Goldthwaite and Robert Davis, later became Oak Lawn High School Principals. Oak Lawn experienced tremendous growth during the 20th century, so the elementary and high schools were separated in 1952. The building at this site continued to serve grades one through seven until the school was closed permanently in 1970.
 
Erected 1985. (Marker Number 7071.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation.
 
Location. 32° 23.119′ N, 96° 50.202′ W. Marker is in Waxahachie, Texas, in Ellis County. Marker is at the intersection of Wyatt Street and East Parks Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Wyatt Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waxahachie TX 75165, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bessie Coleman (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of a Confederate Powder Mill
Oak Lawn School Marker vicinity image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, March 31, 2018
2. Oak Lawn School Marker vicinity
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Ellis County Jail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ellis County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1889 Masonic Lodge Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hancock Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Richard Ellis (approx. 0.7 miles away); M K & T Railroad (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waxahachie.
 
Oak Lawn School Marker in context image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, March 31, 2018
3. Oak Lawn School Marker in context
Display includes a cornerstone as well as a bronze plaque that lists the members of the 1940-41 Board of Education.
Oak Lawn School Cornerstone? image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, March 31, 2018
4. Oak Lawn School Cornerstone?
List of Trustees from 1919
Oak Lawn School Board of Education 1940-41 image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, March 31, 2018
5. Oak Lawn School Board of Education 1940-41
Laroche & Dahl, Architects
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2019, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 14, 2019, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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