School Gymnasium (demolished) – Jourdanton TX

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Description

In 1911, the Texas legislature approved the creation of a school district for Jourdanton after citizens appealed for assistance. A high school and football field were built after a bond election passed. In 1938, with assistance from the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a gymnasium was constructed to serve the growing community.

At some point, the gym was destroyed. The gym’s cornerstone and WPA plaque have been preserved in a brick enclosure on the school grounds.

Phelps & Dewees & Simmons designed many structures in the San Antonio area, including Alamo Stadium another New Deal project previously submitted.

Source notes

Texas Historical Commission Marker
WPA plaque and gym cornerstone

Project originally submitted by Elizabeth Hilburn on May 22, 2015.

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Location Info


200 Zanderson Ave.
Jourdanton, TX 78026

Location notes: The location of the original building is being determined and will be submitted when available. The address listed represents the current location of the preserved items.

Coordinates: 28.908694, -98.539647

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