Details for Old Lyford High School Building (Atlas Number 5489003760)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5489003760


Marker Number 3760
Atlas Number 5489003760
Marker Title Old Lyford High School Building
Index Entry Lyford High School Building, Old
Address Simon Gomez Ave.
City Lyford
County Willacy
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 620007
UTM Northing 2921663
Subject Codes educational buildings; educational topics; Neoclassical (architectural style); design and construction
Marker Year 1985
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Lyford, Simon Gomez Ave.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Designed by the architectural firm of Smith and Kelly of Galveston, this building was constructed in1923 for the high school students of Lyford and surrounding communities. The structure is a reminder of the importance of education of the early residents of Willacy County. Representative of the neo-classical style of school architecture, the building features an entrance marked by a pediemented cornice set above the doorway. (1985)