Details for First School House (Atlas Number 5265001863)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5265001863


Marker Number 1863
Atlas Number 5265001863
Marker Title First School House
Index Entry First School House
City Mountain Home
County Kerr
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 435522
UTM Northing 3341939
Subject Codes educational buildings; educational topics
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Mountain Home take SH 41 approximately 15.2 miles to Y.O. Ranch - marker located at visitor's complex
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built in 1852 by J. L. O'Conner at Center Point with cypress logs (12 by 14 inches) cut from nearby Guadalupe River. Mortar was a hand-mixed solution of baked lime and sand dug from local shallow pits. The making of cypress shakes for roofing was first industry along Guadalupe in Kerr County. Cabin served as first school for pioneer Texas children in Center Point community in 1858. Moved to Y.O. Ranch; restored. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967