Details for Mineral Wells High School (Atlas Number 5363012424)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5363012424

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Marker Number 12424
Atlas Number 5363012424
Marker Title Mineral Wells High School
Index Entry Mineral Wells High School
Address 101 NW 5th Ave.
City Mineral Wells
County Palo Pinto
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes educational buildings; Mission (Architectural style); educational topics
Marker Year 2001
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Mineral Wells voters approved a bond issue in 1913 to build a new high school, reflecting the community's growth during the first decades of the 20th century. Contractor J. S. Murphy completed the construction in 1914, and the class of 1915, with 24 students, was the first to graduate. Enrollment increased over the years, and the class of 1953 was the last to graduate before the new high school was built. This building, featuring Mission Revival style parapets and polychromatic brickwork along the roofline, served as a junior high and then an elementary school until 1973. Interior renovations for its new use as a community center began in 2001. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001