Details for First Public High School in Brenham (Atlas Number 5477008335)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5477008335


Marker Number 8335
Atlas Number 5477008335
Marker Title First Public High School in Brenham
Index Entry First Public High School in Brenham
Address 606 E. Alamo
City Brenham
County Washington
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 751070
UTM Northing 3340179
Subject Codes educational topics
Marker Year 1969
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 606 E. Alamo, Brenham. Marker missing.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Established in Independent School District No. 1, in 1875. First free public high school in Texas to be set up under Landmark School Law of 1875. Nine grades were offered, with scientific or classical courses of study in high school. German was available for all grades. This building was erected in 1883, with 15-inch brick walls, cedar beams, and plaster mixed with cow hair. Windows and doors have marble arches and sills.