Arlington in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Booker T. Washington School
In 1902, the school became part of the newly formed Arlington Independent School District. George Stevens and Gloria Echols were appointed as teachers, with Stevens also serving as principal; both lived in the neighborhood and are noted for their impact in the lives of their young students. The original school building was replaced after a severe 1903 storm. Students attended the school until eighth grade, at which point they went to I.M. Terrell High School in Fort Worth.
A new facility opened at 500 Houston Street in 1954, officially named for educator Booker T. Washington. The building had eight classrooms, an administrative office, and a cafeteria; a gymnasium was added later. George Stevens continued to serve as principal of the institution. In 1965, Arlington public schools began full desegregation. Booker T. Washington School closed and became Veda Knox School, a facility for students with special education needs.
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16313.)
Location. 32° 44.465′ N, 97° 6.769′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is at the intersection of West Houston Street and Taylor Street, on the right when traveling east on West Houston Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Houston Street, Arlington TX 76011, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bankhead Highway Through Arlington (approx. 0.4 miles away); Houston Hitching Block (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carver Dixon King (approx. half a mile away); Site of Arlington Downs Racetrack (approx. 2.6 miles away); Arlington Downs Racetrack and Fountain (approx. 2.6 miles away); Harrison Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Sloan-Journey Expedition of 1838 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of Bird's Fort (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
Regarding Booker T. Washington School. The school is known as Green Oaks School (2013).
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
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