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Location DB > United States > Texas > Hawkins > The Old School
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The Old School
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 Database Info
created by Explorer Zero on 12/13/2005 4:09 AM
last modified by Explorer Zero on 9/16/2015 7:00 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
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A 7000 sqft (approximate) concrete schoolhouse on 3-4 acres (approximate) of mixed use urban property

The main school building is derelict and falling apart, the gymnasium menawhile is being used for storage and a third building has been turned into a community center.

The property is bordered by several active residences.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: - select -
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Address

Hawkins, Texas
United States
Owner: xxxxxxx & xxxxxxx CPAs
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • collapsed roof and ceilings debris nails stray dogs this is a relatively hazardous location
  •  Interesting Features
    art-deco style architecture and an intact auditorium
     Security Measures
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  •  Recommended Equipment
    tetanus shot
     History
    I didnt find very much information about this location on the Internet. It was built sometime in the 1930s. During that time Hawkins still had separate schools for white and black students. This was the white school.

    If judged by the decay of the plywood window boarding I would guess its been sealed up for 10-15 years. Plywood boarding not being a reliable indicator it may even be longer.

    There were LPs and 45 RPM records found inside and evidence that a private business once operated out of the office. The property shows up in the Wood county tax data as being owned by an accounting firm. Some books and other school artifacts are still present.

    Update by Raticus: As of a visit to this location today (9/08) this location has been demolished. The gymnasium and community center buildings remain, but are privately owned and in use.



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    Class Dismissed
    Tue, Dec 13th, 2005
    posted by Explorer Zero
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    Sun, Sep 7th, 2008
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    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 10 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 9/17/2015 11:30 AM.

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  • on Sep 17 15 at 11:30, Mike Dijital validated this location
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