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Location DB > United States > Texas > Clairette > Clairette Public School
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Clairette Public School
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 Database Info
created by mayhem154 on 4/4/2006 12:54 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 11/11/2022 12:05 AM
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 Overview
 Description
A 2 story school house from 1912 (active as a community center), and the ruins of a 1939 school gymnasium.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Active building with adjacent ruins
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information
Address
27519 Hwy 6
Clairette, Texas
United States
Owner: Community of Clairette
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  • water
  •  Interesting Features
    A Real Brick S@#t House, located on the property.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1939
    Closed: 1970
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  • long pants / sleeves
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     History
    There are 2 buildings on this site. The first a 2 story schoolhouse built in 1912 by the Free Masons. This building is still in use as a community center. The second building was a gymnasium, built in 1939 as part of a WPA works project. This building is the focus of the story. The WPA also built a star shaped fountain on the grounds.

    The rock work on the flagpole, the water tank, and the retaining wall appear to be the same vintage as the fountain, but there is no reference to them being WPA projects.

    According to locals, it was used up until the 70's, until the roof collasped on it. Of course, this was well after the Clairette School System was absorbed by larger districts in the area. Most of the debris has long since been removed from the site.

    All that is left is the stone structure and footings for the floor. I have listed this site as active, since the adjoining building is still in use.
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    The School Grounds
    Tue, Apr 4th, 2006
    posted by mayhem154
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     Web Links
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    https://www.waymar...chool_Clairette_TX

    http://www.texases...ClairetteTexas.htm
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    Coolness 7 / 10
    Content Quality 5 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 11/11/2022 12:05 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Nov 11 22 at 0:05, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Nov 11 22 at 0:05, Emperor Wang changed the following: History
  • on Nov 10 22 at 17:37, fr00tCake changed the following: Street Address, Latitude, Longitude, History, Status, Description, Web Links
  • on Oct 17 15 at 22:21, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Oct 16 15 at 3:05, Peptic Ulcer changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy
  • on Jun 11 06 at 5:48, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 4 06 at 17:37, mayhem154 made this location public
  • on Apr 9 06 at 17:56, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 4 06 at 1:41, mayhem154 made this location private
  • on Apr 4 06 at 1:41, mayhem154 made this location available
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