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Becker School

 
 
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By Keith Peterson, April 4, 2010
1. Becker School Marker
Inscription. Hermann Becker (1857-1933) operated a successful downtown café, and he bought part of the historic Bouldin homestead in south Austin in 1891. His son H.E. Becker and son-in-law P.A. Wilde, proprietors of the Becker Lumber Company, donated three acres of Bouldin land to the Austin Independent School District in 1935 for a new school site. The firm of Giesecke and Harris designed the building, which opened in October 1936. A new wing added three years later more than doubled the school’s size. The Art Deco style sections feature brick cladding with limestone columns, pilasters, belt courses and decorative insets, with contrasting materials emphasizing simple geometric forms. The campus includes several later additions.
 
Erected 2007 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13992.)
 
Location. 30° 15.017′ N, 97° 45.589′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on W. Milton Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 906 W Milton St, Austin TX 78704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Street Stone House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Millbrook (Roy-Hardin House)
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By Keith Peterson, April 4, 2010
2. Becker School
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Green Pastures (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dawson Stone House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas School for the Deaf (approx. ¾ mile away); Old I.V. Davis Homestead (approx. 0.8 miles away); Walter Tips House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rocky Cliff (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Becker School image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, April 4, 2010
3. Becker School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 77 times this year. Last updated on June 23, 2011, by Peter W Bush of Pflugerville, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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