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Old Red Schoolhouse (Trinity School)

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1915. 100 W. San Jacinto St.

The two-story four-room frame schoolhouse built on this site in 1897 and used until 1911 was replaced by this two-story, painted brick structure. The T-shaped building, with ample windows for ventilation, has simplified Prairie Style details, including white concrete stringcourses and window sills, broad roof overhangs, and low-pitched hipped roofs. The school included all grades until a high school was built in 1928, and then housed lower grades until 1993. Proposed demolition in the 1990s was rejected by citizens, and the school continues in use.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Old Red Schoolhouse (Trinity School)", [Trinity, 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, 30-30.

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