San Marcos in Hays County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
In the summer of 1948, the city approved a bond that would build a new facility for Mexican-American children. That same summer, members of the Mexican-American community petitioned the board of trustees to integrate public schools, believing the new school building would perpetuate segregation. In spite of this protest, Southside School was completed in 1949. Designed by Harvey P. Smith of San Antonio, and built by J.M. Odom construction company, the school was built of vertical cell clay tile with a stucco-like appearance.
The seven-classroom school not only educated students, it eventually housed programs designed to provide all children with opportunities for success regardless of their heritage, economic status, home language, or disability. The school also
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16941.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Hispanic Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
Location. 29° 52.487′ N, 97° 56.292′ W. Marker is in San Marcos, Texas, in Hays County. Marker is on Lee Street east of South LBJ Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 West Lee Street, San Marcos TX 78666, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Farmers Union Gin Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wesley Chapel A. M. E. Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eddie Durham (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ulysses Cephas (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Calaboose Rio Vista Dam (approx. half a mile away); Hays County Courthouse District (approx. half a mile away); Green and Faris Buildings (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Marcos.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.