School Improvements – Rising Star TX

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Description

The Works Progress Administration conducted improvement work at the Rising Star School in Rising Star, Texas, in 1939.

According to the Abilene Reporter-News, “Rising Star School Gets WPA Allotment

RISING STAR, April 12.– Announcement was received here today that $18,933 had been allotted by works progress administration to the Rising Star Independent school district.

The allotment makes possible a project planned by school board members 18 months ago, the cost of which aggregates $25,000. Included In the project will be a new home economics building, a rock veneer for the gymnasium, a deep well for the school’s, water supply, a rock fence for the athletic field, and landscaping for both ward and high schools.

H. B. Self Is superintendent of schools and Fred Buford, Abilene architect, drew plans for the project.”

Source notes

Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas 13 Apr 1939 (https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30428019/rising_star_wall/) accessed June 2019.

Project originally submitted by Eveline Evans on June 25, 2019.

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Location Info


905 N Main St.
Rising Star, TX 76471

Coordinates: 32.104457, -98.965430

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