Georgetown in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Negro Fine Arts School
During the schoolís existence, the First Methodist Church, which housed the school, welcomed over 200 students through its doors who participated in the program. The school expanded to provide voice and art lessons, produced a recital at the end of every year, and provided scholarships to its students. The scholarship program provided assistance for every year the recipient was enrolled in college. The school also produced several distinguished alumni who pursued degrees in music and taught other young aspiring musicians.
The Negro Fine Arts School not only provided musical avenues and self esteem for its students, but opportunities for other community members to interact with African
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16262.)
Location. 30° 37.989′ N, 97° 40.394′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of East University Avenue (State Highway 29) and Ash Street, on the right when traveling east on East University Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 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. First United Methodist Church of Georgetown (a few steps from this marker); Original Site of Southwestern University (within shouting distance of this marker); George Irvine House (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown High School Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); W.Y. Penn Home (about 400 feet away); J. A. McDougle Home (about 400 feet away); C.C. and Mattie Hughes Cody House (about 500 feet away); St. Johnís United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
More about this marker. This marker is located in front of the First United Methodist Church.
Also see . . . Negro Fine Arts School historical maker dedication (pdf file). Williamson County Historical Commission (Submitted on October 6, 2015.)
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2015, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 7, 2015, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. 2. submitted on August 23, 2015, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.