[In Front of the Schoolhouse, ca. 1885] Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title [In Front of the Schoolhouse, ca. 1885]

Date

  • Creation: 1885
  • Digitized: 2006-10-26

Language

  • No Language

Description

  • Content Description: The back of this photograph shows three notes: 1: "Taken in front of school house about 1885." (This photograph appears to be of the students and teachers of Mineral Wells' first public school, the "Little Rock Schoolhouse," built in 1884.) 2: "Donated by James H. Perry", and 3: "Some are dead. Some are married, and we are all scattered, never to meet on earth again." The school illustrated here was built in 1886, and a Mr. R.E. Hendry took up teaching duties--after he was almost single-handed in having the building set up. Land was procured in 1884, and stones from Rock Creek were provided, and cut at the construction site to make Mineral Wells' first permanent school building. It was a band hall, a choral hall, a gymnasium, and a storage place after it was a school. It now is the home of the Mineral Wells Heritage Society.
  • Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w

Subject

  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: People - Groups
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Education - Schools - Classes
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Education - Schools - Buildings

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
  • Time Period: cat-bom
  • Coverage Date: 1885

Collection

  • Name: A. F. Weaver Collection
    Code: AFWC

Institution

  • Name: Boyce Ditto Public Library
    Code: BDPL

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Photograph

Format

  • Image

Identifier

  • Accession or Local Control No: AWO_1090P
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth25072