Details for Old Cumberland Hill School (Atlas Number 5113006662)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5113006662


Marker Number 6662
Atlas Number 5113006662
Marker Title Old Cumberland Hill School
Index Entry Cumberland Hill School
Address 1901 N. Akard
City Dallas
County Dallas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 705744
UTM Northing 3629704
Subject Codes educational buildings; educational topics
Marker Year 1971
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Old Cumberland Hill School One of the first brick schools in Dallas system, this Victorian building was constructed in 1888 on the site of a pre-Civil War school organized by Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Dallas. In early decades this school drew pupils from several areas. Many students arrived each day in handsome carriages. In later times the student body came from many different nationalities, giving rise to nickname "Melting Pot School." From 1963 to 1969 the building housed a progressive vocational center, teaching construction trades to citizens of area. 1971