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Mexia in Limestone County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Miss Rogers' Music Room

 
 
Miss Roger's Music Room Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 18, 2020
1. Miss Roger's Music Room Marker
Inscription.  

Built opposite public school, for Laura T. Rogers, who (1880- 1920) taught piano and choral music from 7 A.M. To 7 P.M., 6 days a week, 8 months in year. Had 4 pianos used all day; 8 pupils often played in unison. Auditorium, with overflow seating in yard, staged recitals and dramas. A church organist-choir director 35 years, Miss Rogers kindled cultural interests in pupils of two generations.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3402.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationWomen.
 
Location. 31° 41.518′ N, 96° 28.836′ W. Marker is in Mexia, Texas, in Limestone County. Marker is at the intersection of North Kaufman Street and East Evelyn Street, on the left when traveling north on North Kaufman Street. The marker is located in the south front section of the Mexia City Cemetery on the left side of the main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mexia TX 76667, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Miss Roger's Music Room Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 18, 2020
2. Miss Roger's Music Room Marker
within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Albert R. Mace (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Origin of the Texas State Teachers Association (approx. 0.6 miles away); The First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Town Named for Gen. Jose Antonio Mexia (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mexia Oil Boom (approx. 2.4 miles away); William Rees (approx. 5.2 miles away); Tehuacana (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mexia.
 
Also see . . .  Laura T. Rodgers. Findagrave.com (Submitted on October 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Miss Roger's Music Room Marker and her tombstone image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 18, 2020
3. Miss Roger's Music Room Marker and her tombstone
Laura T. Rogers' tombstone image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 18, 2020
4. Laura T. Rogers' tombstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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