Portland in San Patricio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Bay View College
In time, a 2-story boys' dormitory, a gymnasium, and a 2-story chapel stood on campus. Students came from 70 Texas counties, 12 other states, and Mexico. Some Bay View graduates went on to senior colleges and entered professions, many remained in ranching. In 1916 , a hurricane destroyed most of the buildings. A day school session was held the next winter in the chapel, but the college formally closed in 1917.
Location. 27° 52.217′ N, 97° 19.375′ W. Marker is in Portland, Texas, in San Patricio County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street and 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Elm Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portland TX 78374, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site Of Indian Point Mass Grave of 1919 Hurricane Victims (approx. 2 miles away); Chat Work Club (approx. 2.1 miles away); USS Lexington CV-16 (approx. 5.6 miles away); Rising Sun (approx. 5.6 miles away); Kamikaze (approx. 5.6 miles away); Julius Lichtenstein House (approx. 6.2 miles away); Sidbury House (approx. 6.2 miles away); Merriman House (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
More about this marker. Marker has been moved at least once, so this may or may not be the location of the college
Also see . . .
1. Article from the Caller Times. Part of the article is a picture of the class of 1901 (Submitted on October 25, 2018, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. From the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on October 25, 2018, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. . A newspaper picture of Bay View College Chapel (Submitted on October 25, 2018, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 26 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2018, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.