Details for Locke Hill Auditorium (Atlas Number 5507017996)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507017996

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Marker Number 17996
Atlas Number 5507017996
Marker Title Locke Hill Auditorium
Index Entry Locke Hill Auditorium
Address
City San Antonio
County Bexar
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes Schools
Marker Year 2014
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location East side of IH-10 W. between Huebner Road and DeZavala Road
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 MARKER IS PROPERTY OF THE STATE OF TEXAS