- Old Glory, TX
- Site Type:
- Education and Health, Schools
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
- H. H. Shadle
- Quality of Information:
- Very Good
- Site Survival:
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) provided funds to construct a new school building in Old Glory after the older school burned. Demolition of the burned school was included in the project. Salvaged bricks from the old structure were used, as well as new materials. The school district provided $25,784.75 and WPA provided $5,960. Project supervisor was W. R. Scott and employed 55 men for five months to construct the new building and adjacent grounds beautification. The new building was dedicated January 1938 and contained 11 rooms and a combination gymnasium-auditorium. The auditorium seated 500.An $8,000 bond issue was voted in addition to WPA grant and insurance money from the burned school. Contractor was H. H. Shadle. The school closed at the end of the year in 1985 due to declining enrollment. The building served as a community center, gym rental facility and individual room rental for years after closing. Except for the cafeteria which remains in use as a community center, the remainder of building was demolished in October 2018 due to deterioration.
WPA projects to cost $67,164.92 started in area. (June 3, 1937). Wichita Daily Times, p. 9.
WPA starts new projects. (June 4, 1937). Wichita Falls Record News, p. 9.
Old Glory’s new school opened. (January 15, 1938). Abilene Reporter News, p. 1.
Rugeley, C. (June 27, 1985). Graduates watch commencement, Seguin Gazette Enterprise, p. 14.
White, B. D. (2000). A short history of Old Glory, Texas. Retrieved February 2, 2022 from: https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/ University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stonewall County Library.
Zelisko, L. (Aug 9, 2018). Old Glory has seen better days, but its flags still fly. Abilene Reporter-News, p. A1, A3.
Site originally submitted by Susan Allen on February 6, 2022.
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