Details for Burton High School (Atlas Number 5507017597)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507017597

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Marker Number 17597
Atlas Number 5507017597
Marker Title Burton High School
Index Entry Burton High School
Address 917 N. Main Street
City Burton
County Washington
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 731169
UTM Northing 3341677
Subject Codes Education
Marker Year 2013
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Main Street at FM 390
Marker Size RTHL Medallion and Plaque with post
Marker Text Burton Public Schools opened in 1874, and by 1926 nine grades were offered. In 1938, construction on Burton’s first high school began. Funded through the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA), the building was completed in 1940. Designed by architect Travis Broesche and built by local contractor will Weeren, the school exhibits international and rustic architectural style. Features include abutting two-story rectangular blocks, a curved wall near the entrance, and a native field stone veneer.

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Burton Public School (RTHL)
Burton Public School (RTHL)