Details for Lower South Grape Creek School (Atlas Number 5171010073)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5171010073


Marker Number 10073
Atlas Number 5171010073
Marker Title Lower South Grape Creek School
Index Entry Lower South Grape Creek School
Address U.S. 290
City Stonewall
County Gillespie
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 526171
UTM Northing 3343561
Subject Codes educational buildings; educational topics
Marker Year 1994
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Stonewalll take US 290 E approx. 10 miles, ROW
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Area settlers built a log schoolhouse 1.5 miles south of here in 1871 along South Grape Creek. It was part of Luckenbach School Precinct No. 3 until 1889, when it was renamed Lower South Grape Creek and began to serve as District No. 21. The log schoolhouse was replaced with this structure in 1901. It is typical of early 1900s rural school buildings found in Texas' Hill Country. The stuccoed limestone building features an open plan and bell tower with a pyramidal roof. the school closed in 1960 and merged with the fredericksburg School District. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1994