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San Jacinto High School

 
 
San Jacinto High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 6, 2018
1. San Jacinto High School Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  South End Junior High School opened its doors in 1914 with 750 students in an impressive classical revival style structure built here in 1913. South End Junior High became a senior high school in 1923, and in 1926 its name was changed to San Jacinto High School.

Houston Junior College, predecessor to the University of Huston, began offering night classes at San Jacinto High School in 1927. An east wing containing 20 classrooms, a boys' gymnasium, and lunch room was built in 1929. In 1936 an art deco style west wing containing an 1800-seat auditorium, classrooms, and a girls' gymnasium was built. The University of Houston, which officially opened here in 1934, continued to offer night classes at San Jacinto High School until 1939.

Special Education students began attending classes here in 1947. In 1960 two large technical/vocational school facilities were added to the San Jacinto High School complex. San Jacinto High School held its final classes here in 1970 when the Houston Technical Institute occupied the building. Houston Community College began offering classes here in 1971.

Many of San Jacinto High School's former students
San Jacinto High School image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 6, 2018
2. San Jacinto High School
formed an alumni association which by the mid-1990s had a membership in excess of 9,000.
Sesquicentennial of Texas Statehood 1845 - 1995

 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10773.)
 
Location. 29° 44.265′ N, 95° 22.578′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Holman Street and Caroline Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on the back of the San Jacinto Monument replica located in the San Jacinto Memorial Green on the Houston Community College campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Holman Street, Houston TX 77004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Evangelical Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Temple Beth Israel (about 400 feet away); Houston Light Guard Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Houston Light Guard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Courtlandt Place (approx. half a mile away); James L. Autry House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Waldo Mansion (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
Categories. Education
 
San Jacinto High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 6, 2018
3. San Jacinto High School Marker
Marker is located on the opposite side of this replica of the San Jacinto monument.
San Jacinto High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 6, 2018
4. San Jacinto High School Marker
This replica of the San Jacinto Monument was erected in 1995 in memory of the San Jacinto High School, its dedicated faculty, and the 37,948 students who attended this outstanding institution from 1926 until 1970. This memorial was a project of the San Jacinto High School Alumni Association and the Houston Community College System and was made possible by generous contributions from the 9,257 active San Jacinto High School alumni and the many friends of the Alumni Association.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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