Newport School – Newport TX

Description

A three classroom school was constructed in Newport, Texas during the Great Depression with the assistance of funds from the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The ranch-style rock building was constructed to replace a frame school that had previously been destroyed by fire. Two of the classrooms were separated by a sliding partition that could be opened to create an auditorium. The WPA funded $5,762 of the approximate $9,000 cost of construction.

 

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
5762 9000

Source notes

"Newport to get school building." (September 5, 1939). Wichita Daily Times, p. 5.

Project originally submitted by Susan C. Allen on December 2, 2014.

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Location Info


School House Rd
Newport, Texas 76230

Coordinates: 33.468427, -98.014852

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