Murphy School – Murphy TX

Description

“There is a Work Projects Administration plaque, dated 1938-1940, on the front of the building, and the school’s cornerstone references the WPA and the dates 1939-1940. A Texas Historical Marker at the rear entrance (which is the main entrance today) elaborates:

” ‘Murphy was originally called Old Decatur after the hometown of founder C.A. McMillen. In 1888 the town was renamed Murphy after William Murphy donated land to build a train depot and a post office. The Federal Works Project Administration (WPA) built Murphy School in 1939, which because of consolidation lasted only until 1950. The city purchased the building and has used it as city hall, a police department and a fire house. Murphy School is a good example of a Depression-era public education building and is the last historical building in Murphy from the 1930s.'”

Source notes

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMHAJG_Murphy_School_Murphy_TX

Project originally submitted by Eveline Evans on March 27, 2016.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE

Location Info


205 N. Murphy Rd.
Murphy, TX

Coordinates: 33.01659, -96.613548

Leave a Reply

Before leaving a comment, please note:

  • Comments allow viewers to share information with others or alert us to errors or changes in a New Deal site.
  • We are not involved in the management of New Deal sites and have no information about visits, hours or rentals.
  • This page shows all the information we have for this site; if you have new information or photos to share, click below.

SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.