Details for Buell School (Atlas Number 5215000558)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5215000558


Marker Number 558
Atlas Number 5215000558
Marker Title Buell School
Index Entry Buell School
Address 218 E. Juarez
City Pharr
County Hidalgo
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 581701
UTM Northing 2897177
Subject Codes educational buildings; women, women's history topics; educational topics; Classical Revival (architectural style); design and construction
Marker Year 1990
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 218 E. Juarez, Pharr
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Constructed in 1927-28 to serve Mexican-American children in the Pharr-San Juan School District, this school replaced an earlier facility at this site. The new school was named in honor of educator Helen W. Buell (1861-1949), principal of the Pharr Mexican Ward School from 1924 to 1932. Designed by noted San Antonio architect Harvey Smith, the building's entry features modest classical revival detailing in its roof line scrollwork and bas-relief medallion over the entry. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990