Saginaw School - Saginaw, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 51.532 W 097° 22.036
14S E 652773 N 3636822
Quick Description: A Texas Historical Marker at the Saginaw Elementary School, 100 Bluebonnet St, Saginaw, TX, indicates that it was built by the WPA during the 1930s.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 11/19/2013 6:49:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMJHB1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
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Long Description:
Besides a WPA plaque near one of the entrances, the historical marker gives a little background about the WPA's role here:

Jarvis J. Green settled here in 1882 and named the site for his former home of Saginaw, Michigan. The Fort Worth and Denver and Santa Fe Railroads later crossed here, and in 1892 the first school opened. It was a tuition school on McLeroy Boulevard which became a public school the following year. A 1910 teachers strike against child labor in the school led to the creation of a local parent-teacher association. Fannie Gillen donated land at this site in 1913 and trustees built a two-story brick schoolhouse, replaced in the 1930s by a Preston Geren-designed school funded through the Works Progress Administration. Saginaw schools combined with Eagle Mountain in 1948, and the campus, with several additions, has continued to serve the community. (2007)


While available details about the school are scant, the Handbook of Texas Online has a very interesting read about the architect (visit link) and his son was also well-known in the same field.
Project type: Government building (non-park)

Date built or created: 1930s

Location: Saginaw Elementary School

City: Saginaw, TX

Condition: Good upkeep with a little wear and tear

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