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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.)
 
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 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Ellis County Jail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Parson's Cavalry (approx. 7.1 miles away);
Oak Lawn School Marker vicinity image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, March 31, 2018
2. Oak Lawn School Marker vicinity
Bell's Chapel Cemetery (approx. 7.2 miles away); Graves Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away); Chambers' Creek (approx. 10.2 miles away); John Marr Hardeman (approx. 14 miles away); General Edward H. Tarrant (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
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
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2019, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 90 times since then. 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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