Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
George Washington Carver High School
In 1915, Harris County Common School District #26 established White Oak (Colored) School to serve the Acres Homes Community. The Wright Land Company, which developed this historically African-American community earlier in the decade, deeded land at West Montgomery and Willow Streets for a new one-room school.
By the 1930s, as attendance grew, the school taught seven grades, with grades one through three meeting for a time at Greater Zion Baptist Church. In 1937, the school became part of the Aldine School District and house seven teachers and more than 300 pupils. The school moved to Wheatley Road in 1941 and continued to grow under Archie Baldwin Anderson, who served as principal from 1941 to 1957. Under his direction, the school changed its name to George Washington Carver School, received accreditation, and separated into an elementary and high school. In the 1950s, a large number of African Americans migrated into Acres Homes, leading to construction of a new high school building at this location in 1954. The former campus was renamed Carver Elementary and later dedicated as A.B. Anderson Elementary.
In 1978, Carver
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14035.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
Location. 29° 52.258′ N, 95° 26.712′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of South Victory Street and Emma Lou Street, on the right when traveling west on South Victory Street. The marker is located in front of the main entrance to the high school. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2100 South Victory Street, Houston TX 77088, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rest Lawn Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Acres Homes Community (approx. 1.1 miles away); Galilee Missionary Baptist ChurchGreater Ward A.M.E. Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); St. John United Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Booker T. Washington High School (approx. 4.4 miles away); Independence Heights (approx. 4.6 miles away); Saint Paul A.M.E. Church (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.