High School – Haskell TX

City:
Haskell, TX

Site Type:
Education and Health, Schools

New Deal Agencies:
Public Works Funding, Public Works Administration (PWA)

Started:
1936

Contractor:
W. R. Truss

Quality of Information:
Moderate

Marked:
No

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

The Public Works Administration (PWA) funded the construction of the High School in Haskell, Texas.

A story published in the Abilene Reporter-News in 1936 provides details about the project:

“Prepare to Build Haskell’s School

HASKELL, Sept. 19. – Razing of ruins of the old Haskell high school building, burned March 20, will begin early next week and construction on the new $47,000 building replacing it will be started as soon as possible, Superintendent 0. B. were announced Saturday.

The new structure, a one-story brick building, is being constructed through a loan and grant from the PWA. The building will contain eleven classrooms, a library, and office quarters, and Is being designed so as to permit extensions being added la the future. An application is pending for additional PWA funds.

W. R. Truss of Abilene is general contractor for the building.”

Source notes

Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, 20 Sep 1936, (https://www.newspapers.com/clip/33296523/haskell_school_pwa/), accessed June 2019.

Site originally submitted by Eveline Evans on June 27, 2019.

Location Info


600 N Ave E
Haskell, TX 79521
Haskell County

Coordinates: 33.163412, -99.733266

Site Details

Total Cost
$47,000.00

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