Details for Welfare School (Atlas Number 5259012370)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5259012370


Marker Number 12370
Atlas Number 5259012370
Marker Title Welfare School
Index Entry Welfare School
Address 217 Waring-Welfare Rd.
City Welfare
County Kendall
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes educational topics; educational buildings
Marker Year 2000
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & plate
Marker Text Built as a one-teacher school about 1878 to serve the rural Welfare community near Comfort, this building originally was located on the west side of Joshua Creek. It was moved to this site about 1902. After 1907, separate classes were held for African American students. About 1912, parents contributed funds to the erection of an addition and porch. Enrollment peaked at 25 in 1916. The structure served as a school until 1952, when students were transferred to Comfort. The single-room, wood frame structure with a stone foundation and shed roof porches is a vivid reminder of the heritage of rural Texas schools. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2000