High School and Gymnasium/Auditorium – Decatur TX

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Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built the Decatur High School and Gymnasium/Auditorium between 1938 and 1940.

Three WPA plaques were found on this complex of buildings. One plaque found on entrance near the flag pole where it now says Decatur ISD Administration. One plaque found near tower entrance on the north side of the building. One plaque on the separate gymnasium/auditorium.

Source notes

WPA plaques and newspaper article (https://www.newspapers.com/clip/35127575/decatur_high_school/), accessed August 2019.

Project originally submitted by Eveline Evans on August 29, 2019.

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Location Info


307 S Cates St.
Decatur, TX 76234

Location notes: 33.232213, -97.582617 (Tower Entrance Plaque) 33.231905, -97.582699 (Main Entrace Plaque) 33.231826, -97.583480 (Gymnasium/Auditorium Plaque)

Coordinates: 33.2314248, -97.58277350000003

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