Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Colored Teachers State Association of Texas Building
Built by John S. Chase (1925-2012), the first licensed African American architect in the state, this building originally housed the Colored Teachers State Association of Texas. Founded in 1884, the association achieved a number of civil rights victories for African American students and teachers in segregated Texas society. Built in 1952, the one-story asymmetrical contemporary edifice reflects industrial architectural influences through its flat roof, metal casement windows and concrete masonry. The building served the association until it dissolved in 1966.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2016
Erected 2016 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18401.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
Location. 30° 16.302′ N, 97° 43.651′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Navasota Street near Catalpa Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1191 Navasota Street, Austin TX 78702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 King-Tears Mortuary (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thompson Home (about 700 feet away); Wesley United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Victory Grill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Desegregation of Texas Public Schools (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johann Jacob Groos (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington Carver Branch Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Crittenden Duval (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.