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Del Rio in Val Verde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Tarver School

 
 
Tarver School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, September 5, 2021
1. Tarver School Marker
Inscription.  Records show a school for African American students in Del Rio was organized as early as 1901, closing in the 1920s. Del Rio ISD used part of a 1929-30 bond package to build a one-room stucco exterior school on Ware Street. The school, first known as Brackenridge, had few books or equipment, often using materials discarded from other schools. Typically, each grade included just a few students. In the 1950s, the faculty numbered one principal and three teachers. A building moved in from Laughlin Air Force Base was divided into junior and senior high grades. When Principal W. H. Tarver died, the school was renamed in his honor. With the end of segregation, the school closed in 1957.
 
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17542.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation.
 
Location. 29° 21.482′ N, 100° 54.604′ W. Marker is in Del Rio, Texas, in Val Verde County. Marker is at the intersection of Ware Street and Pierce Street, on
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the right when traveling north on Ware Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 218 Ware Street, Del Rio TX 78840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Del Rio High School (approx. half a mile away); Max and Anna Stool (approx. 0.6 miles away); City of Del Rio (approx. 0.6 miles away); Canal System of Del Rio (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Del Rio National Bank Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers' Association (approx. 0.7 miles away); Val Verde County Courthouse Square (approx. ¾ mile away); Camp Hudson, C.S.A. (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Del Rio.
 
Tarver School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, September 5, 2021
2. Tarver School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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