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Blessing School (Blessing High School)

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Blessing High School
1935, Harry D. Payne. FM 616 at TX 35

The one-story Blessing School is rotated on the diagonal toward the intersection of TX 35 and FM 616. The parapet of the advanced center bay is ornamented with cast-stone escutcheons and pinnacles and the inset front entrance is framed by a scalloped Spanish Baroque–style cast-stone portal. These minimal decorative elements give the otherwise straightforward school building, faced with a mixed blend of red, yellow, and buff brick, the presence it needs to function as a civic landmark at a highway intersection in the country.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Blessing School (Blessing High School)", [Blessing, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-BE26.

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