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Georgetown in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Georgetown High School Building

 
 
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By Keith Peterson
1. Georgetown High School Building Marker
Inscription. Built in 1923-24 on the original site of Southwestern University, this structure served as Georgetown High School for over fifty years. Designed by Austin architect Charles H. Page and exhibiting influences of the Spanish Colonial Revival style of architecture, the building features a Baroque entryway with cast stone detailing that includes motifs of shells, flowers, urns, and garlands. A gymnasium was added to the back of the building in the 1940s.
 
Erected 1988 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9098.)
 
Location. 30° 38.029′ N, 97° 40.345′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on E. University Ave. (State Highway 29) near S. Ash Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 507 E University Ave, Georgetown TX 78626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Site of Southwestern University (within shouting distance of this marker); Negro Fine Arts School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church of Georgetown (about 400 feet away); George Irvine House (about 500
Georgetown High School Building image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
2. Georgetown High School Building
feet away); G.W. Riley House (about 600 feet away); Burcham House (about 600 feet away); W.C. Vaden House (about 700 feet away); W.Y. Penn Home (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
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By Buildingshsu, February 24, 2007
3. Georgetown High School Building
Northwest corner of the school.
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By Buildingshsu, February 24, 2007
4. Georgetown High School Building
Western side of the building, an area once used for school bus pickup and delivery that has since been removed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 985 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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