Details for Forney High School Building (Atlas Number 5257008518)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5257008518

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Marker Number 8518
Atlas Number 5257008518
Marker Title Forney High School Building
Index Entry Forney High School Building
Address
City Forney
County Kaufman
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 736457
UTM Northing 3625760
Subject Codes Colonial Revival; educational buildings; educational topics; Federal programs; design and construction
Marker Year 1994
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 600 S. Bois d'Arc St., Forney
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Forney's first schoolhouse was built here about 1868, and its first general store was built nearby by pioneer settler John C. McKellar in 1871. This building was erected by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1938-39. Designed by WPA architect Hoke Smith, the Spanish Colonial revival style structure features a tile roof, multi-light windows, buff brick, and wrought iron and cast stone details. A high school was housed here until 1974 and a middle school until 1993.