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Sonora in Sutton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Rock Schoolhouse

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, November 28, 2020
1. Old Rock Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription.  This Italianate schoolhouse was built in 1904 to provide improved educational facilities for a growing population. Rockmason T. S. Hodges of Lockhart used native rock from a quarry east of town to craft the two-story building. Originally housing the entire school system, it later served as a junior high facility and elementary school. A 1914 addition to the south end of the building, also built by Hodges, complements the original structure.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990

 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3798.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 30° 33.896′ N, 100° 38.37′ W. Marker is in Sonora, Texas, in Sutton County. Marker is on East College Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 East College Street, Sonora TX 76950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Frisco Trailway (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Mercantile Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Lee Miers
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By Brian Anderson, November 28, 2020
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Colonel John S. Sutton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Albert R. Cauthorn (approx. 0.6 miles away); Felipe & Tomasa Lara Virgen (approx. 0.6 miles away); Leroy P. & Martha Ann Valliant (approx. 0.6 miles away); Joe Berger (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonora.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
 
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