Details for Old Close City School (Atlas Number 5169003710)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5169003710


Marker Number 3710
Atlas Number 5169003710
Marker Title Old Close City School
Index Entry Close City School
City Post
County Garza
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 278256
UTM Northing 3675168
Subject Codes educational topics
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Close City Community Center, from Post, take US 380 about 5 miles W to FM 399 N, and follow FM 399 about 1 mile North; MARKER REPORTED MISSING 9/09.
Marker Size medallion & plate
Marker Text Built 1908 as a commissary school in colony of C. W. Post, cereal magnate. Named for his son-in-law, E. B. Close. In 1910, moved to this site. Became a common school district, 1916; independent district, 1918. First story was built 1919; second, 1921. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1968.