- Rochester, TX
- Site Type:
- Schools, Education and Health
- New Deal Agencies:
- Public Works Funding, Public Works Administration (PWA)
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“President Roosevelt has given approval of Public Works Administration projects that may mean spending of $225,630 federal funds for school buildings in three West Texas towns, congressmen Informed constituents Tuesday. Projects at Big Spring, Roscoe and Rochester were approved. Plans were being made to begin construction of buildings in the latter towns, but Big Spring school authorities were uncertain as to whether the PWA grant could be accepted.
Immediate action was promised In Rochester. S. H. Vaughter, School Superintendent, stated that approximately $28,000 obtained from bonds, was on deposit in a bank, and that use would be made of $29,880 granted by PWA.
A new high school building will be erected there, with a combination gymnasium and auditorium, and eight or ten classrooms. The present high school building would be remodeled for a grammar school. The new building would be one- story brick.”
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21973612/roscoe_big_springs_rochester_schools/ (Abilene Reporter-News / Abilene, Texas / 18 Aug 1937, accessed November 2019.)
Site originally submitted by Eveline Evans on November 8, 2019.
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