Near Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Cherry Mountain School Complex
This complex represents a well preserved grouping of stone and wood buildings. The "Old School", a pioneer-crafted one-room structure built on land donated by Carl Durst, opened in 1883-84 with ten students. Facilities added over the years include the "New School", a concrete block structure built in 1926, and an open-air theatre. Following the school's closing in 1949 the complex became the site for a variety of private and public social activities.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1992
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10015.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 30° 22.967′ N, 98° 55.454′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherry Mountain Loop and Wendel-Ahrens Road, on the left when traveling east on Cherry Mountain Loop. The marker is located along the road in front of the school complex. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2866 Cherry Mountain Loop, Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Cherry Spring Schoolhouse (approx. 5.7 miles away); St. John's Lutheran Church (approx. 6.7 miles away); Crabapple School (approx. 6.8 miles away); Cross Mountain (approx. 7 miles away); Weber “Das Keller Haus” (approx. 7.2 miles away); Schneider-Klingelhoefer House (approx. 7.3 miles away); Klingelhoeffer House (approx. 7.4 miles away); Henry Basse House (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Regarding Cherry Mountain School Complex. Log cabin school built 1883. Present built in 1926 of concrete Basse Block. Consolidated in 1949. Discipline was strict in the family homes and at school. There was a threat of the "switch" or paddle, but few children suffered this. Most common was that the "mischief" maker had to stay in the classroom during recess. Sometimes a pupil would have to stand facing the blackboard with the nose "stuck" in a chalk drawn ring. Standing in the corner or by the teacher's desk was also common.
Source: Gillespie County Country Schools Driving Trail
Also see . . . Gillespie County Country Schools Driving Trail. The Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools (Submitted on November 19, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.