Public School – Trent TX

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Description

The Public Works administration funded the construction of the public school in Trent TX.

There is a metal plate with 1937 mounted on the facade, but it only mentions the Board of Trustees. Metal walls have been added to the building.

Excerpt from the Abilene Reporter-News, 01 Dec 1937:

“TRENT. Dec. 1. (Spl) -Contract for construction of Trent’s new- school plant–a $26,000 project with half of that amount a Public Works administration grant–was awarded here yesterday to the Balfanz Construction company of Abilene. The contract went to the Sun Electric company, also of Abilene, and the heating contract to the Don Lacv Heating company of Fort Worth.

The present building, three stories, to be used in the new structure, will be torn back-to one and half stories. The new addition will be one story.

The plant will include ten class rooms, library, study hall, teachers offices, a new home economics department, gymnasium and auditorium.

Construction is to start in about 15 days.”

Source notes

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/28140988/trent_pwa_school/ (Abilene Reporter-News, 01 Dec 1937)

Project originally submitted by Eveline Evans on April 3, 2019.

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Location Info


400 S. Elm St.
Trent, TX 79561

Location notes: 32.48499, -100.12531

Coordinates: 32.4851774, -100.12495050000001

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