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Weslaco High School

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1957, R. Newell Waters and Merle Simpson. 600 block of Iowa Ave.

Waters's modernist phase is fully revealed at this high school. The school's new, separate brick classroom addition and lamella arch-roofed gymnasium are connected by walk-ways. The Weslaco design is similar to other Caudill Rowlett Scott designs in its extended campus plan with freestanding one-story wings, exterior circulation, flat roofs, and activity courtyards. The Waters/Simpson structures contrast with the sedate, tightly massed, classically detailed 1920s school buildings on the same campus.

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Gerald Moorhead et al.
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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Weslaco High School", [Weslaco, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-MR18.

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Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 299-299.

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