Details for Santa Fe Consolidated High School (Atlas Number 5507017644)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507017644


Marker Number 17644
Atlas Number 5507017644
Marker Title Santa Fe Consolidated High School
Index Entry Santa Fe Consolidated High School
Address 13304 SH 6
City Santa Fe
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 295652
UTM Northing 3251769
Subject Codes Education
Marker Year 2013
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28" with post
Marker Text In 1927, Arcadia, Alta Loma and Algoa schools combined to form the Santa Fe Consolidated school district, named for the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe railroad which linked the towns. Architect Harry D. Payne designed a new high school for the district in 1928, to be built about halfway between Arcadia and Alta Loma. With a bond of $42,000, work on the school began. The Spanish Colonial style building features a clay tile roof, brick exterior, and decorative door surrounds. Six rooms and a combination auditorium and library were planned for 175 students. The new school opened on Oct. 22, 1928, and served as the district’s high school until 1959.