Benson Elementary School – Uvalde TX

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Description

What is now Benson Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas was constructed in 1937-8 with the assistance of Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a $37,933 grant for the project, whose total cost was $84,817. Construction began in Dec. 1937 and was largely completed in October 1938.

The school is now part of an expanded school and administrative campus known as the Benson Educational Complex. The original building is in the shape of an ‘L’ along Mueller and Dean Streets, and still features original floors, ceilings, and pull-up classroom closet doors, as well as its old auditorium stage. A Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works plaque can be found at the entrance on Dean Street.

PWA Docket No. Tex-1618-DS

Source notes

Plaque

Personal visit by Evan Kalish, March 2022

Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 186.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 27, 2022.

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Location Info


601 Dean St.
Uvalde, TX 78801

Coordinates: 29.216620, -99.792768

One comment on “Benson Elementary School – Uvalde TX

  1. Denise Feldtman

    I have never attended a board meeting at Benson so there for I don’t what the capacity is. This board meeting is a big concern for the community. I know I will attend this meeting I would like to think alot more people will attend for the support of the families. I would have thought the members would have considered the Fairplex.
    Sincerely,

    Denise Feldtman

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