School (not WPA) entrance
The school is a brick building erected in 1924. There is a rubble rock retaining wall on two sides and a rubble rock stairway. An article entitled “Smith County WPA Projects Get Approval” from Tyler (Texas) Daily Courier Times dated 8/5/1935.
“One project of considerable interest to Tyler provides for the landscaping and improvements of the Gary school ground on South Chilton, at approximate cost of $10,000 to $12,000. The plans provide for making the grounds one of the most beautiful in Texas, according to Superintendent J.M. Hodges. They call for a retaining wall around sections washed away, shrubbery around the wall, and an acceptable playground for the students.”
PDF file copy of Tyler (Texas) Daily Courier Times dated 8/5/1935.
Project originally submitted by Eveline Evans on October 23, 2018.
We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE