Monthly Archives: November 2014

Rock School

Mineral Wells’ oldest building is the Rock Schoolhouse, constructed in 1886, served as the first public school in Mineral Wells, Texas.  It is currently owned by the Fifty Year Club, who are restoring and renovating the Mountaineer Park complex that … Continue reading

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Mineral Wells 1937 WPA Amphitheater

Visible behind the Lillian Peek Home Economics cottage completed in 1934 is the rock amphitheater constructed by the WPA in 1937.  The WPA completed a number of amphitheaters during the New Deal Administration, in state parks, community settings, and educational … Continue reading

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Lillian Peek Home Economics Building

In 1933, the state of Texas sent Lillian Peek, the state supervisor of home economics, to seek a site for a new home economics program.  She selected Mineral Wells, a community located not far from Fort Worth, in rural Palo … Continue reading

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1913 Mineral Wells High School

In 1913, the city of Mineral Wells voted a bond issue to build a new high school.  Architect Cornelius Granbery Lancaster designed the building (Beil, 2010) with its “Mission Revival style parapets and polychromatic brickwork along the roofline” (Texas Historical … Continue reading

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Tampa City Hall

The Eclectic style old City Hall of Tampa was designed by M. Leo Elliott and B. C. Bonfoey and constructed in 1915 by McGucken and Hyer contractors.  The drawings for the city hall were completed in 1914 by H. G. … Continue reading

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