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By James Hulse, November 8, 2020
Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Church Bell and Marker
1Texas (Anderson County), Frankston — 8783 — Mount Vernon United Methodist Church
Early denominational records indicate that this congregation was in existence as a mission church as early as 1880. In 1896, A.L. and Susanna Herrington donated one acre to the county to be used for a free school. A one-room school building was . . . — Map (db m161100) HM
2Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 16336 — Dr. Bonner Frizzell
Bonner Frizzell was born in the Pine Grove Community, near Athens, in 1882. He was the son of William Asachel and Frances Missouri (Knight) Frizzell. Bonner attended high school at Bruce Academy in Athens and then moved to Tyler to attend Tyler . . . — Map (db m128978) HM
3Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 8790 — Palestine High School
A public school system in Palestine was established in 1881 under control of the municipal government. The first classes were held at the old Palestine Female Institute (built in 1858), then a high school was built in 1888 at the Institute site on . . . — Map (db m128980) HM
4Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 17650 — Purvey Lee (P. L.) Chism
P.L. Chism’s devotion to education was unsurpassed. From the time of his youth, through his many years as a teacher, principal, superintendent and supervisor, he never stopped challenging himself and others for education. Purvey Lee Chism was born . . . — Map (db m128938) HM
5Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 17672 — Roy B. Wallace
Roy B. Wallace was born in Coolidge, Limestone County, on October 13, 1901, to Benjamin C. Wallace, Sr. And Mae McCoy Wallace. Roy attended school in rural Limestone County and attended Texas Christian University prior to earning his Bachelor’s . . . — Map (db m128979) HM
6Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 12643 — Site of Woodhouse School
Woodhouse School began with the consolidation of the Long Lake, Tucker and Magnolia schools into Consolidated Common School District No. 7. These were all small schools, each with two teachers: one for grades one through four and another for grades . . . — Map (db m136004) HM
7Texas (Angelina County), Burke — 11655 — Burke School
The community of Burke was established along the Houston, East and West Texas Railroad in 1882. S.J. and Nancy Arrington conveyed one acre of land adjoining the town on which to establish a public school. The first building, a one-room structure, . . . — Map (db m37848) HM
8Texas (Angelina County), Burke — 6995 — Fairview School
The Angelina County School Board created Fairview Common School District Number 69 in the late 1800s. A one-room schoolhouse was built that served students from a wide rural area. The first school term, in 1898, was five months long. Fairview . . . — Map (db m79121) HM
9Texas (Angelina County), Central — 12780 — Central Consolidated School
This school traces its origin to five small schools in the Pollok-Central area; Union, Durant, Pollok, Clawson, and Allentown. An effort to solve the problem of inadequate funding for each of these rural schools led to their consolidation in 1929 as . . . — Map (db m29237) HM
10Texas (Angelina County), Diboll — 8718 — Prairie Grove
The community of Prairie Grove began in 1845 and became a place for early settlers to gather. A cemetery began in 1849 when the young daughter of John M. and Caroline Stovall died. In the 1880s a school/church building was erected near the cemetery, . . . — Map (db m79123) HM
11Texas (Aransas County), Rockport — 13653 — Rockport School
Rockport School has served the town of Rockport for many years as both an educational and community institution. It dates to 1935, during the era of the Great Depression. One of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs to combat the . . . — Map (db m53578) HM
12Texas (Armstrong County), Claude — 5524 — Town of Claude
Founded when Fort Worth & Denver Railroad built into area (1887). Claude Ayers, engineer on first passenger train through here, suggested town be named for him — and citizens agreed. Jerry Cavanaugh, first resident, gave land for town. . . . — Map (db m96836) HM
13Texas (Atascosa County), Lytle — 61 — Atascosa Lodge No. 379, A.F. and A.M.
Organized by eleven Master Masons in Benton City in 1872 and chartered June 9, 1873, by Grand Lodge of Texas. First hall, erected of stone in 1876, provided space for public school. The lodge, which has furnished social and cultural leadership to . . . — Map (db m56586) HM
14Texas (Atascosa County), Pleasanton — 3797 — Old Rock Schoolhouse
Constructed of locally quarried red sandstone, the Old Rock Schoolhouse was built in 1874 with funds pledged by citizens of Pleasanton. Once completed, the building was deeded to the county for free public school purposes. In addition to its . . . — Map (db m56605) HM
15Texas (Atascosa County), Pleasanton — 16243 — Pleasanton School Integration
Pleasanton School District began educating African American children in 1913 with the creation of the Abraham Lincoln School. By 1955, students from the Lincoln School and white students were participating in football workouts together and . . . — Map (db m56602) HM
16Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 2071 — Frontier Times Museum
​Built 1933 to house Western collection of J. Marvin Hunter, Sr. (1880-1957), noted historian, journalist, editor and author. Having lived throughout the west, he settled in Bandera as owner of "New Era", 1921-1934. In 1923 he founded . . . — Map (db m162838) HM
17Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 5082 — St. Stanislaus Convent and First Catholic School
Polish settlers, who came to Bandera in 1855, built this convent and Catholic school in 1874. All classes, except religion and music, were moved in 1882 to a nearby frame school building. In 1922 a second story was added to the native limestone . . . — Map (db m130357) HM
18Texas (Bandera County), Vanderpool — 4862 — Site of Old Taylor School
Founded 1883, named for Henry Taylor. He, Gid Thompson and other early settlers gave land and founded school. First trustees were D. Harper, H. Kennedy, H. Taylor. First one-room frame building had homemade desks and recitation benches. . . . — Map (db m111332) HM
19Texas (Bastrop County), Bastrop — 18314 — Mina Ward School
Bastrop was established as a Mexican municipality (later renamed Mina) in 1832. As in many Texas towns, early 20th century grade schools here were segregated into three campuses, with separate facilities for Mexican American, African American and . . . — Map (db m130825) HM
20Texas (Bastrop County), Bastrop — 9156 — Site of Bastrop Military Institute
A Methodist Institution · Chartered January 24, 1852 as Bastrop Academy · · Rechartered under the Auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church South in 1853 · In 1856 became the Bastrop Military Institute — Map (db m65159) HM
21Texas (Bastrop County), Smithville — 9242 — Young School House and Cemetery
In 1872, area pioneer John P. Young (1829-1906) donated two acres of his land for a community school and cemetery. The earliest marked grave, that of W. T. Sanders, is dated 1874. Since then, the cemetery has been used primarily by area settlers and . . . — Map (db m160307) HM
22Texas (Bee County), Beeville — 3840 — McClanahan House
Oldest business structure in Beeville, erected about 1867 on east side of courthouse square, near Poesta Creek. General store, lodging house, post office. Pioneer western style, with southern porches. Built by G.W. McClanahan, Beeville's first . . . — Map (db m32242) HM
23Texas (Bell County), Bartlett — 314 — Bartlett Grammar School
By the early 1900s Bartlett had become the railroad center of a prosperous cotton growing region. In 1903 the Bartlett Independent School district was created. By 1906-07 the 5-room schoolhouse here proved inadequate to house the district's . . . — Map (db m29035) HM
24Texas (Bell County), Bartlett — 12974 — Site of Booker T. Washington School
With overcrowded buildings at the African American school in southwestern Bartlett, the Bartlett trustees bought four buildings from Camp Swift in Bastrop to enlarge the facilities. A bond issue passed in 1948, and plans began for a U-shaped . . . — Map (db m29037) HM
25Texas (Bell County), Bartlett — 2177 — Site of German-English School(50 Yards West)
Established by German immigrants in 1880, the German-English School was an early school in the Bartlett area. First called Indian Creek School, the name was changed due to popular usage and the nature of instruction, which was in English during the . . . — Map (db m29039) HM
26Texas (Bell County), Belton — 45 — A Memorial to Civil War Education in Texas
Baylor University (including the "Female Department" later to become Mary Hardin-Baylor) had operated at Independence for 15 years before 1861. In the Civil War it suffered the setbacks of Texas education in general. This was despite leadership of . . . — Map (db m152004) HM
27Texas (Bell County), Belton — 4296 — Distinguished Texan Robert Emmet Bledsoe Baylor(1793-1873)
Noted lawmaker, judge, lay preacher, served in the legislatures of his native Kentucky and of Alabama. Represented Alabama in U.S. Congress, 1829-1831. Came to Texas 1839. Was Associate Justice Supreme Court, Republic of Texas, 1840-1846. Judge . . . — Map (db m152063) HM
28Texas (Bell County), Belton — 13713 — Luther Memorial
This memorial, an important symbol for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, has historic ties to the earliest days of the school in Belton. Founded in 1845 at Independence, Texas, as the female department of Baylor University, the school moved here . . . — Map (db m151998) HM
29Texas (Bell County), Holland — 12512 — Post Oak Cemetery
The only physical remnant of the Post Oak community, this cemetery began as the burial ground for the family of Isham McMillin, who acquired land in this part of Bell County in 1855. The oldest marked grave, that of McMillin’s daughter Elizabeth, . . . — Map (db m89692) HM
30Texas (Bell County), Killeen — 251 — Avenue D School
Constructed to replace an earlier brick schoolhouse destroyed by fire, the present Avenue D School was built in 1923. C.J. Leinbach of Dallas designed the three-story building, which features decorative stonework and separate entrances for girls and . . . — Map (db m117551) HM
31Texas (Bell County), Salado — 3237 — Birthplace of White House Aide Mary Elizabeth Carpenter
Great-granddaughter of builders. Daughter of Thomas S. and Mary Elizabeth (Robertson) Sutherland. First woman vice president of student body, University of Texas. Married Leslie Carpenter; has 2 children. In 1954 was president Women's National . . . — Map (db m29311) HM
32Texas (Bell County), Salado — 12600 — Dr. Samuel J. and Charlotte H. Jones
Educators Samuel Jackson (1858-1918) and Charlotte Hallaran (d. 1904) Jones taught at Salado College in 1884-1885. In 1890, the Joneses opened Thomas Arnold High School in the former Salado College buildings. Charlotte died in 1904, leaving five . . . — Map (db m29375) HM
33Texas (Bell County), Salado — 13331 — Dr. Welborn Barton and Louisa Adeline Barton
A graduate of the medical department of Kentucky's Transylvania University, South Carolina native Dr. Welborn Barton (1821-1883) came to Texas in the late 1840s. After two years of practicing medicine in Bastrop County, he returned to South . . . — Map (db m29349) HM
34Texas (Bell County), Salado — 279 — George Washington Baines House
Built in the 1860s, this house was the residence of the Rev. George Washington Baines (1809-83) from 1870 to 1883. A pioneer Baptist preacher, missionary, editor, and educator, the Rev. Baines was the great-grandfather of United States President . . . — Map (db m29313) HM
35Texas (Bell County), Salado — 14567 — Hermon and Margaret L. Aiken
New Hampshire native Hermon (Herman) Aiken worked in Illinois and Tennessee before moving to New Orleans. There, he served as a ship’s captain taking supplies to Galveston in support of the Texas Revolution. He lived in Texas by 1840. In 1846, . . . — Map (db m29351) HM
36Texas (Bell County), Salado — 2535 — Home of Elijah Sterling Clack Robertson
This house was built 1856-1860 by Elijah Sterling Clack Robertson 1820-1879 Texas pioneer, patriot, soldier and jurist, and one of the founders of Salado College. — Map (db m29312) HM
37Texas (Bell County), Salado — 5586 — Home of Orville Thomas Tyler
Pioneer Texan--County Judge Member of the legislature President of the board of trustees of Salado College Built in 1857 — Map (db m29250) HM
38Texas (Bell County), Salado — 13500 — Louisa Adeline (Addie) Barton
When Addie Barton (1858-1921) was seven years old, her parents, Dr. Welborn and Louisa Barton, moved to Salado so their children could attend Salado College. Upon graduation, Addie became a teacher. She felt called to become a missionary in 1883 . . . — Map (db m29249) HM
39Texas (Bell County), Salado — 4348 — Major Archibald Johnson Rose1830 - 1903
Before migrating to Texas, A. J. Rose made a fortune in the 1849 California Gold Rush. In 1857 he and his wife Sallie (Austin) brought their family from Missouri to Travis County, Texas. Later they settled in San Saba County, where Rose ran a mill . . . — Map (db m29345) HM
40Texas (Bell County), Salado — 4491 — Salado Cemetery
Established 1856 on 2.5-acre site given by E.S.C. Robertson. Distinguished Texans interred here include the Rev. G.W. Baines, great-grandfather of President Lyndon B. Johnson; the Rev. and Mrs. J.E. Ferguson, parents of Governor James E. . . . — Map (db m29376) HM
41Texas (Bell County), Salado — 5464 — Site of Thomas Arnold High School
Dr. Samuel J. Jones (1857-1918) and his wife, Charlotte Hallaran Jones (d. 1904), established Thomas Arnold High School on this site in 1890. The school, which was actually a private academy, occupied the stone buildings vacated by Salado College, . . . — Map (db m35242) HM
42Texas (Bell County), Temple — 5223 — Temple Public Library
On March 29, 1900, the Women’s Literary Club and the Self Culture Club formed a city federation for the purpose of organizing a public library. Soon the first library opened in a corner of the post office building and later moved to a book store. . . . — Map (db m90017) HM
43Texas (Bexar County), Lackland Air Force Base — Aviation Cadets
In Honour of the Aviation Cadets Who Worshipped in Chapel No. 1 Their Heroic Deeds and Noble Sacrifices in Defense of Our Country Serve to Inspire Future Generations — Map (db m33893) WM
44Texas (Bexar County), Lackland Air Force Base — MTI Monument
Dedicated to the United States Air Force Enlisted Corps represented by the Military Training Instructors who mold the Air Force of today and tomorrow Presented to the Air Force Military Training Center Lackland AFB Texas 16 . . . — Map (db m31606) WM
45Texas (Bexar County), Lackland Air Force Base — OCS Class 62-A
Dedicated to those young airmen who became known as Class 62-A U.S.A.F. Officer Candidate School Apr. 3 1961-Sept. 22, 1961 To Our Fallen Comrades Rest Easy, Sleep Well My Brother. Know The Line Was Held, Your . . . — Map (db m33830) WM
46Texas (Bexar County), Lackland Air Force Base — USAF Officer Candidate SchoolLackland AFB 1947 to 1963 — Enlisted Stripes to Officer Bars —
In Memory of Our Departed Classmates — Map (db m33889) WM
47Texas (Bexar County), Randolph Air Force Base — Building 100"The Taj Mahal"
In 1928 the San Antonio Airport Company purchased 2300 acres of land near the city and donated it to the United States Army Air Corps for development of a consolidated flight training facility. Called “The West Point of the Air”, . . . — Map (db m31480) HM
48Texas (Bexar County), Randolph Air Force Base — Cessna T-37 Tweet
First jet aircraft of its type with side-by-side seating for instructor and student. Used in pilot instructor training at Randolph 1965- Speed: 380 mph Range: 663 miles Weight: 6,600 lb Service Ceiling: 35,100 ft — Map (db m31482) HM
49Texas (Bexar County), Randolph Air Force Base — Gas and Electric Sub Station
Site of US Army Air Corps Primary Flying School Gas and Electric Sub Station Construction completed 6 Jun 1931 Dedicated on 27 Dec 1996 — Map (db m31776) HM
50Texas (Bexar County), Randolph Air Force Base — Post Chapel
Site of US Army Air Corps Primary Flying School Post Chapel Construction completed 19 Jul 1934 Dedicated on 30 Sep 1993 ——————— Chapel One 50 years dedicated service to the . . . — Map (db m31786) HM
51Texas (Bexar County), Randolph Air Force Base — PX Filling Station
Site of US Army Air Corps Primary Flying School PX Filling Station Construction completed 23 Feb 1935 Dedicated on 27 Dec 1996 — Map (db m31775) HM
52Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 15124 — Adina Emilia de Zavala
Teacher, historian and preservationist Adina Emilia de Zavala was born in Harris County, Texas, on November 28, 1861. She was the daughter of Augustine and Julia Tyrrell de Zavala, and the granddaughter of Lorenzo de Zavala, first Vice-President of . . . — Map (db m163739) HM
53Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 15407 — Elias and Lucy Edmonds House
Former Confederate officer and Virginia state legislator Elias Edmonds married Lucy Noyes Hall in 1871, and they moved to San Antonio that year. In 1877, they built one of the first houses in the King William neighborhood. Elias was a successful . . . — Map (db m118798) HM
54Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 3925 — Founding of the Pan American Round Table
Mrs. Florence Terry Griswold (1875-1941), a native Texan reared along the Mexican border, provided aid to refugees of Mexico's 1910 revolution. On October 16, 1916, she and 21 friends met at the historic Menger Hotel to found the Pan American Round . . . — Map (db m30596) HM
55Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 1939 — John Salmon "Rip" FordMay 26, 1815 - November 3, 1897 — Here Rests in Peace —
Native South Carolinian, pioneer doctor and editor, Republic of Texas Congressman, twice State Senator, Jack Hay's adjutant in War with Mexico, fearless Ranger Captain in border and Indian campaigns, Confederate colonel, Mayor of Austin and . . . — Map (db m163782) HM
56Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Menger HotelLiterary Landmarks Register — Friends of Libraries U.S.A. —
In recognition of its nurturing atmosphere for William Sidney Porter (O. Henry) Theodore Roosevelt Sidney Lanier Oscar Wilde January 14, 2000 ——————— [Marker in the 1859 hotel lobby] . . . — Map (db m31844) HM
57Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 3819 — Old St. Mary's College(1852 – 1966)
Established in 1852 in frontier San Antonio by 4 members of the Society of Mary: Brothers Andrew Edel, John Baptist Laignoux, Nicholas Koenig, and Xavier Mauclerc - all natives of France. Construction of this building began in fall, 1852, and . . . — Map (db m132557) HM
58Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 5079 — Original Site of St. Philip's College
Opening at this site in 1898 as "St. Philip's Saturday evening sewing class for black girls", this college was found by the Rt. Rev. James Steptoe Johnston (1843-1924), Episcopal Bishop of western Texas, who considered education a tool toward . . . — Map (db m82879) HM
59Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 4269 — Site of Rincon/Douglass School
In the aftermath of the Civil War, the resolution of issues associated with education of newly freed slaves influenced the nature of Southern education well into the 20th century. The federal government established the Bureau of Refugees, . . . — Map (db m118163) HM
60Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 4269 — Site of Rincon/Douglass School
Following the Civil War and the Emancipation of American slaves, the Federal Government established the Freedman's Bureau to oversee programs aimed at educating and assisting blacks with their newly-granted citizenship. One of the most visible of . . . — Map (db m118166) HM
61Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 18170 — Spanish and Mexican Land Grants
The Texas A&M University-San Antonio Campus was built on land that once was conveyed by Spanish and Mexican land grants and traversed by several branches of El Camino Real de Tierra Afuera del Oriente (also known as El Camino Real de los Tejas . . . — Map (db m98241) HM
62Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — St. Mary's Institute
Many immigrants from both the United States and Europe were attracted to the Republic of Texas after it became independent from Mexico in 1836. Among the new Texans were missionaries of various faiths, including the French Catholic priest Jean . . . — Map (db m118178) HM
63Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — K — St. Philip's College
St. Philip‘s College was begun in an adobe house just north of this building in 1898. Originally a parochial day school, it grew into a grammar and industrial school with a boarding department. This two-story brick building was constructed by the . . . — Map (db m82898) HM
64Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — T.C. Frost
(monument text) (1833-1903) Educator Attorney Public Servant Soldier Merchant Banker (plaque text): Thomas Claiborne Frost (1833 – 1903) Born in Jackson County, Alabama in 1833, T. C. Frost graduated from Irving College . . . — Map (db m63694) HM WM
65Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 2073 — T.C. Frost and the Frost Bank
Thomas Claiborne Frost (1833-1903) came to Texas from Alabama in 1855 to teach at Austin College, Huntsville. Admitted to the Bar in 1856, he served as a Texas Ranger before setting up a law practice in Comanche County. He was a delegate to the . . . — Map (db m30223) HM
66Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — The German-English School Buildings
Erected as a school for children of German settlers, these historic buildings have served numerous educational and cultural purposes: 1858 – German–English school founded by "The Lateiner”, a group of German intellectuals. . . . — Map (db m82882) HM
67Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Ursuline Academy/Augusta Street Bridge
San Antonians had few places to educate their children before 1851 when Catholic Bishop Jean Marie Odin recruited members of the Order of St. Ursula to start a school for girls on the river at the northern edge of town. The school grew quickly, . . . — Map (db m118168) HM
68Texas (Blanco County), Blanco — 428 — Old Blanco County Courthouse
Designed in Victorian style by architect F. E. Ruffini. Erected in 1886 as first permanent county courthouse, building served only four years - until 1890. County seat then moved to Johnson City. Purchased by Chas. E. Crist, the structure . . . — Map (db m31565) HM
69Texas (Blanco County), Johnson City — 1641 — First Baptist Churchof Johnson City
In 1879, on July 19-20 or August 16-17, seven members formed the Missionary Baptist Church of Christ, present First Baptist Church. The Rev. James E. Bell (b.1843) held services in the schoolhouse. Lumber for the original church building, erected . . . — Map (db m31532) HM
70Texas (Blanco County), Johnson City — 2828 — L. B. J. Boyhood Home
Sam Ealy Johnson Jr. (1877-1937) and his wife Rebekah Baines Johnson (1881-1958) bought this residence in 1913. Sam, an educator and six-term Texas legislator, and Rebekah, an educator and journalist, raised five children here. The frame house was . . . — Map (db m30926) HM
71Texas (Blanco County), Johnson City — LBJ Boyhood Home
Lyndon Johnson spent most of ten years living in this home - a decade that profoundly affected the future president's view of the world. A neat landscape in front of you bears little resemblance to the backyard Lyndon Johnson knew. In Johnson's . . . — Map (db m31036) HM
72Texas (Bosque County), Smith Bend — 18740 — Coon Creek Community
The Coon Creek community evolved from the Old Cyrus community, the oldest settlement in southeastern Bosque County. The first settler was Temple Spivey who purchased land on the Brazos River in 1853. In January 1856, John Jackson Smith purchased . . . — Map (db m161798) HM
73Texas (Brazoria County), Angleton — 11961 — Angleton Independent School District
On September 5, 1892, two Angleton residents donated one of the original town blocks near this site to the city for school purposes. Citizens contributed two hundred dollars for a frame building to house the first classes for Angleton students and . . . — Map (db m129301) HM
74Texas (Brazoria County), East Columbia — 9578 — Site of Carry Nation's Hotel
During a brief and troubled time in her life, Carry Amelia Moore Nation (1846-1911) operated the "Old Columbia Hotel" on this site about 1880. She later achieved fame as a hatchet-wielding crusader against the use of alcoholic drink and tobacco. . . . — Map (db m89328) HM
75Texas (Brazoria County), Pearland — 11765 — The 1937 Pearland High School
A terrible storm ravaged Pearland in 1915. Among the important structures it destroyed was the town's high school. For the next 22 years, Pearland teenagers traveled to Webster to attend classes. The long commute severely curtailed their involvement . . . — Map (db m137329) HM
76Texas (Brazoria County), West Columbia — 13949 — Columbia Rosenwald School
A grant from the Rosenwald Foundation of Chicago led to the establishment of a local school for African American students. The foundation represented a collaboration between Julius Rosenwald, President of Sears, Roebuck, and Company, and the . . . — Map (db m83276) HM
77Texas (Brazos County), Bryan — 13339 — Carnegie Public Library
Center of cultural and civic activities in Bryan since 1903. Established through inspiration of the mutual improvement club (renamed the Woman's Club, 1909), under the leadership of Mmes. Lucy Miley Brandon and Rose Fountain Howell who with modest . . . — Map (db m119639) HM
78Texas (Brazos County), Bryan — 8689 — Harvey Mitchell(1821-1901)
Came to Texas from Tennessee in 1839, and joined "minute men" protecting north frontier from Trinity to Brazos River. Moved to Brazos County; served 1842-1853 in County offices: Deputy Clerk, County Clerk, Surveyor, Chief Justice. Taught school, . . . — Map (db m119644) HM
79Texas (Brazos County), College Station — Academic Building
The Academic Building (1914) was designed by campus architect Frederick E. Giesecke, '86 and Samuel E. Gideon, after Old Main was destroyed by fire in 1912. The beaux-arts classical design is a four-storied reinforced concrete structure faced with . . . — Map (db m120269) HM
80Texas (Brazos County), College Station — Chemistry Building
The Chemistry Building (1929) was designed by S. C. P. Vosper, using classical design proportions and details. It was extended to the east in 1981 and 1988. The ornamentation uses a variety of color schemes in tile patterns inspired from the art of . . . — Map (db m120273) HM
81Texas (Brazos County), College Station — 8675 — Early Texas A&M Campus Housing
When Texas A&M University opened in 1876, it was four miles from Bryan, the nearest town, and the need for campus housing for faculty and staff arose. The first of the campus houses, five brick homes along the east side of Throckmorton Street, were . . . — Map (db m119625) HM
82Texas (Brazos County), College Station — Francis Hall
Rolland Adelsperger, College Architect and Professor of Architecture and Architectural Engineering designed Francis Hall in a highly distinctive romanesque style in 1913 for the School of Veterinary Medicine. The proposed design exceeded the . . . — Map (db m120274) HM
83Texas (Brazos County), College Station — History Building
The History Building was erected in 1922 as the Agriculture Building and housed the Dean of Agriculture for about ten years. Architect E. B. La Roche used a classical revival style with a strong base, rusticated brick main floor, and two-story . . . — Map (db m120275) HM
84Texas (Brazos County), College Station — K. K. Legett Hall Centennial
Built in 1911, Legett Hall is the oldest residence hall on campus and one of two remaining along Military Walk. Named for Judge Kirvin Kade Legett (1857-1926) of Abilene, President of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas Board of . . . — Map (db m120270) HM
85Texas (Brazos County), College Station — 13369 — Main Drill Field, Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University opened in October 1876 and established the Corps of Cadets to fulfill its Congressional mandate to teach military tactics. The students at what was then an all-male institution were required to serve in the corps and follow . . . — Map (db m119627) HM
86Texas (Brazos County), College Station — Nagle Hall
Nagle Hall is one of the oldest buildings on campus, constructed in 1909 as the Civil Engineering building. Renamed in 1929 for James C. Nagle, the first dean of the School of Engineering. The design maintains the campus' distinct classical . . . — Map (db m120268) HM
87Texas (Brazos County), College Station — Sbisa Dining Hall
Sbisa Dining Hall (1913) was designed by campus architect Frederick E. Giesecke to replace the castle-like 1897 mess hall that burned in 1911. It anchors the north end of Military Walk whose south terminus was Guion Assembly Hall (1918-1971). A . . . — Map (db m120271) HM
88Texas (Brazos County), College Station — 8698 — Texas A&M Corps of Cadets
Soon after its opening in 1876, the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (Texas A&M) established the Corps of Cadets to fulfill its mandate to instruct its students (all-male until the early 1960s) in military science. A&M contributed more . . . — Map (db m119628) HM
89Texas (Brazos County), College Station — 8699 — Texas A&M University
The State Legislature authorized the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas April 17, 1871, under terms of the Federal Morrill Act. Constitutionally a part of a chartered, yet-unorganized state university, A&M gained its own directorate in . . . — Map (db m119592) HM
90Texas (Brazos County), College Station — 18810 — Texas AMC and WWI
World War I allowed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas to expand beyond military training and directly contribute to the war effort with staff and students volunteering for service in large numbers. Students first served for other . . . — Map (db m126521) HM
91Texas (Brazos County), College Station — Williams Administration Building
The Williams Building (1932) was designed by architect S. C. P. Vosper in a classical revival style as the headquarters for the Texas A&M System. The building faced the new state highway symbolizing the shift from train to automobile travel. The . . . — Map (db m120276) HM
92Texas (Brewster County), Alpine — 6411 — Lawrence Sullivan Ross1838 - 1898
Iowa born family came to Texas 1839. Gained experience with Indians in central Texas while father was Indian agent. Led reservation Indians in campaigns against Comanches. As Ranger company captain in 1855 he killed the noted Comanche Chief Peta . . . — Map (db m50296) HM
93Texas (Brewster County), Marathon — 1862 — First School House
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94Texas (Briscoe County), Silverton — 19981 — Francis School
Francis School (Common School District No. 3) organized in 1898 for citizens of southwest Briscoe County. The school was named for J.L. Francis, who offered his land and took on much of the building expenses. Around 1915, the school was moved to a . . . — Map (db m150752) HM
95Texas (Briscoe County), Silverton — 13111 — Site of Holt School(2 miles east)
In 1913, G.C. Holt moved his wife and eight children to the Briscoe-Floyd county line. Because of the distance to the nearest school, Holt and neighbor E.M. Lawson organized the Holt school district, commissioned on September 7, 1920 with two . . . — Map (db m150753) HM
96Texas (Burleson County), Caldwell — 7552 — Near Homesite of Judge Andrew S. Broaddus(1810 - 1891)
Noted pioneer leader. Member Virginia House of Delegates (1844-45). Piloted to Texas (1854) a mile-long wagon train of 200 people, who built Salem Baptist Church - reminder of their Virginia home. Broaddus debated the Hon. Sam Houston at . . . — Map (db m125652) HM
97Texas (Burnet County), Bertram — 9699 — Bertram School
When Bertram was founded in 1882 along the Austin & Northwestern Railroad, one of the first structures erected was a combination school, Sunday School, and Masonic Lodge hall. Rudolph Bertram, Austin Railroad executive for whom the town was named, . . . — Map (db m27427) HM
98Texas (Burnet County), Burnet — 15943 — Mount Blanc School
In 1883, Mount Blanc School organized out of the Oatmeal School System. J. J. McGlothin deeded land for the school site and served with S. H. Campbell and J. T. Chamberlain as the original trustees. Several members of the Chamberlain family taught . . . — Map (db m28884) HM
99Texas (Burnet County), Burnet — 9757 — Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wolf
Jacob Wolf (1812-1874) and wife Adeline Faulkner Wolf (1814-1870) came from Tennessee to Texas about 1850. Obtaining land grant in Burnet County, they settled at Dobyville, and were pioneers, supplying their own provisions, buildings, medicines, and . . . — Map (db m27738) HM
100Texas (Burnet County), Burnet — 9723 — Peter Kerr 1795-1861
One of "Old 300" of Stephen F. Austin's first colony from Pennsylvania, took part in 1836 War for Texas Independence, he made and lost several stakes. In 1851 bought a league and labor of Burnet County land, including site of Fort Croghan. . . . — Map (db m29150) HM

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