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Historic Lofts at Waco High (Waco High School)

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Waco High School
1911, 1915, 1921, 1929, Scott and Pearson. 815 Columbus St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The vast, four-story brick, Classical Revival building had been vacant since the 1990s, when the high school moved to the suburbs and consolidated with Jefferson Moore High School on the site of the former Rich Field, a World War I air base. The “old” Waco High Tigers were known for their coach Paul Tyson, whose career at Waco High began in 1913 and who became one of the nation's most successful high school football coaches. The building was adapted for apartments and reopened in 2009.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Historic Lofts at Waco High (Waco High School)", [Waco, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 124-124.

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