Details for Locke Hill Auditorium (Atlas Number 5507017996)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507017996


Marker Number 17996
Atlas Number 5507017996
Marker Title Locke Hill Auditorium
Index Entry Locke Hill Auditorium
Address 5050 De Zavala Rd
City San Antonio
County Bexar
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes Schools
Marker Year 2014
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location East side of IH-10 W. between Huebner Road and DeZavala Road
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28" with post
Marker Text LOCKE HILL AUDITORIUM In 1934, the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) built an auditorium on the original Locke Hill school grounds. Federal workers constructed the limestone building out of stone from a nearby quarry. Built to address the county superintendent’s call for school improvements, the auditorium served as a central community space. Following post-war growth, the school’s infrastructure no longer met increased student needs. In 1976, the Locke Hill School was rebuilt less than one mile away to accommodate more students and to meet new building standards. The historic auditorium exists as a longstanding testament to San Antonio’s commitment to education. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK – 2014