Details for Goodrich School (Atlas Number 5507017001)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507017001

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Marker Number 17001
Atlas Number 5507017001
Marker Title Goodrich School
Index Entry Goodrich School
Address 234 Katie Simpson
City Goodrich
County Polk
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes Education, Buildings
Marker Year 2011
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 2 blocks south of 1988 on the east side of the street at the entrance to the auditorium
Marker Size RTHL medallion and 16" x 12" plaque
Marker Text GOODRICH IS ONE OF THE FEW EXISTING AREA SCHOOLS KNOWN TO BE CREATED THROUGH THE FEDERAL WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION (WPA). CONSTRUCTION OF THE JEFFERSONIAN STYLE BUILDING BEGAN MAY 2, 1934 UNDER ARCHITECT EMORY S. WHITE WHEN COUNTY COMMISSIONER AND SCHOOL TRUSTEE W. R. ARMITAGE SOLD THE PROPERTY TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. SINCE ITS COMPLETION, THE AUDITORIUM IN PARTICULAR HAS BEEN A SOURCE OF PRIDE, HOUSING VARIOUS PUBLIC EVENTS. CREATED DURING A TIME WHICH FOCUSED ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF RURAL SCHOOLS, GOODRICH CONTINUES TO SERVE AS A CENTER AND GATHERING PLACE FOR THE COMMUNITY.