“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Downtown Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Pease School

Pease School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, July 15, 2007
1. Pease School Marker

This is one of the oldest school buildings in Texas erected from public funds; on university block set aside for school purposes by Republic of Texas in 1839. This school was opened in 1876; it was named for Gov. Elisha M. Pease (1812-1883), a leader in legislation that laid groundwork for support of public education in Texas.

Rooms at center of building were erected in 1876; restored after a fire in 1892. Additions were made in 1916 and 1926, and remodeling was done in 1949.

Thousands of children have received basic education within walls of this historic school.
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6413.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
Location. 30° 16.514′ N, 97° 44.868′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. It is in Downtown Austin. Marker is on Rio Grande Street south of West 12th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1106 Rio Grande Street, Austin TX 78701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pease School Building (here, next to this marker); Austin High School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edward Clark House Outbuilding (about 300 feet away); Fischer House (about 400 feet away); George W. Sampson Home (about 500 feet away); Brizendine House (about 600 feet away); Moore-Flack House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Boardman-Webb House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Pease School and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, September 3, 2007
2. Pease School and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 697 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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