Details for Simonton School (Atlas Number 5507016950)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016950

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Marker Number 16950
Atlas Number 5507016950
Marker Title Simonton School
Index Entry Simonton School
Address 34935 FM 1093
City Simonton
County Fort Bend
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes education, art deco
Marker Year 2011
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location the north front of the school faces the railroad tract at Hwy 1093
Marker Size RTHL medallion and 16" x 12" plaque
Marker Text IN 1893, SIMONTON COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 10 FORMED. J. B. JAMISON AND J. W. MULLINS DEEDED LAND AT THIS SITE FOR A NEW FRAME SCHOOL IN 1911. IN 1925, NOTED HOUSTON ARCHITECT LOUIS GLOVER DESIGNED THIS TWO-STORY SCHOOL FOR NINE GRADES. THE ART DECO-STYLE BUILDING HAS A STUCCOED BRICK SYMMETRICAL FAÇADE WITH PORTICOES, GROUPED WINDOWS AND ORNAMENTATION TILES. CLASSROOMS WERE ON THE FIRST FLOOR, WITH AN AUDITORIUM, STAGE, DRESSING ROOMS AND KITCHEN ABOVE. THE FACILITY ALSO HOSTED COMMUNITY DANCES, SUPPERS, ELECTIONS, CHURCH SERVICES, AND HOME CANNING DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION. LAMAR CONSOLIDATED ISD ANNEXED SIMONTON IN 1950.