Community Center (former School) Expansion – Desdemona TX

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Description

Buff brick building. Main section is two stories, with one story wings on each side. There is a plaque on the main/center section ” Works Progress Administration 1935-1937″

The Desdemona School (grades 1-12) was built in 1922 and expanded as a WPA project completed in 1937. It finally closed in 1969.

The building is now the Desdemona Community Center.

Source notes

Plaque to right of entrance.

http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasGhostTowns/Desdemona-Texas.htm

Wood sign out front with Community Center on it.

Project originally submitted by Eveline Evans on July 15, 2018.

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6035 FM-8
Desdemona, TX

Coordinates: 32.268566, -98.557094

One comment on “Community Center (former School) Expansion – Desdemona TX

  1. Eveline Evans

    https://www.newspapers.com/clip/27102201/desdemona_wpa_school/
    Newspaper May 19, 1938
    “EASTLAND COUNTY Desdemona – Demolish burn-damaged school building, construct new combination school and gymnasium building; federal funds $22,691; sponsor funds $21, 348 workers. 61.”

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