Wynn Seale Junior High SchoolA PWA grant helped build the school.
To meet the needs of an expansive population on the city’s south side, the Corpus Christi Independent School District approved construction of a second junior high school in 1934. Built between 1934 and 1936 with a grant from the Public Works Administration, Wynn Seale Junior High School benefited more than just the students of Corpus Christi by creating employment opportunities, boosting morale and serving as a cultural center for the entire community. The school’s formal opening on 7 March 1936 attracted much attention in Corpus Christi. The school included modern amenities of the latest design, including audiovisual capacities, cafeteria, homemaking facilities, lockers, business instruction materials and scientific lab equipment.
Architects designed the $387,624 project in the Spanish Colonial Revival style with arcaded entry loggia, Churrigueresque ornamentation, fountains and red tiled roofs. One of the most architecturally significant public buildings in Corpus Christi, Wynn Seale Junior High School continues to play a strong role in the community’s educational system. The building was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1986 on the 50th anniversary of its completion.
Texas Historic Sites Atlas http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/viewform.asp?atlas_num=2096000065&site_name=Seale,+Wynn+Junior+High+School&class=2002
Project originally submitted by Larry Moore on May 31, 2014.
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