Details for Lamar Junior High School (Atlas Number 5507015858)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507015858


Marker Number 15858
Atlas Number 5507015858
Marker Title Lamar Junior High School
Index Entry Lamar Junior High School
Address 1009 North 10th Street
City McAllen
County Hidalgo
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 577059
UTM Northing 2899459
Subject Codes educational buildings
Marker Year 2009
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text The McAllen School Board authorized construction of Lamar High School in 1938, through a bond election and funding from the Public Works Administration. Architect Marion Lee Waller’s original design included an L-shaped floor plan only one room deep, with east- and south-facing classrooms opening onto breezeways for maximum circulation in the days before air conditioning. The school operated as a high school for only five years, until development of a new site; this campus has continued as a junior high school with several additions. The Spanish Colonial Revival Style two-story reinforced concrete and wood framed building features a buff brick exterior, clay tile roof and cast stone detailing.