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Old Ennis High School

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1916, Sanguinet and Staats. 501 N. Gaines St.

Serving until 1982, this red brick school by Fort Worth–based Sanguinet and Staats has contrasting stone features in the Tudor style frequently used by the firm. A broad stair leads to the entrance above a raised basement, a central bay treated with a pointed-arched entrance and corner polygonal towers. Adjacent bays have horizontal bands of windows set in brick spandrels without trim. Wide, solid end bays are ornamented with a diagonal pattern of brickwork. The building is now used for various educational purposes.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Old Ennis High School", [Ennis, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 84-84.

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