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Esperanza School Building

 
 
Esperanza School Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
1. Esperanza School Building Marker
Inscription. One of earliest one-room rural schoolhouses in Travis County, this cabin was built on property of Richard McKenzie in 1866. It was known as Esperanza School and served children from neighboring farms in the period before public education. In 1893 when a larger Esperanza School was built at another site this original log structure was put to other uses. (Original site of this cabin was in the NW quadrant of the intersection of Spicewood Springs Rd. and Mopac Blvd.)

Dedicated to the memory and honor of all students and educators of Texas
 
Erected 1974 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14956.)
 
Location. 30° 16.14′ N, 97° 46.37′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Barton Springs Road 0.2 miles east of South Mo-Pac Expressway (Texas Highway 1), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker and school building are located on the grounds of the Zilker Botanical Gardens (fee required). Marker is at or near this postal address: 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin TX 78746, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Swedish Log Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Swedes of Texas
Esperanza School Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, November 15, 2016
2. Esperanza School Building Marker
Wider view of marker, plus "An American Bicentennial Gift" plaque, and Austin Landmark plaque
(a few steps from this marker); Ashford McGill House (approx. mile away); Clay Pit Bucket Tower (approx. 0.3 miles away); Andrew Jackson Zilker (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barton Springs (approx. 0.3 miles away); Travis County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Austin High School (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Esperanza School Building image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
3. Esperanza School Building
Esperanza School Building (Inside) image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
4. Esperanza School Building (Inside)
Esperanza School Building image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, November 15, 2016
5. Esperanza School Building
An additional photo of the building
Esperanza School Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, November 15, 2016
6. Esperanza School Building Marker
Close-up shot of American bicentennial plaque
Esperanza School Building image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, November 15, 2016
7. Esperanza School Building
Photo of the rear of the log cabin; notice axe marks, clearly evident in the hand hewn timbers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,029 times since then and 78 times this year. Last updated on December 5, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on December 20, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on November 15, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on December 20, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   5. submitted on November 16, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   6. submitted on November 15, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   7. submitted on November 16, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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