Tag Archives: Mineral Wells

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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Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells

The Baker Hotel opened in November 1929, and was described as “the largest and finest hostelry of the Baker chain” with a reported cost of $1,750,000 (“H. H. Waller Joins Baker Hotel Chain,” The El Paso Herald, 22 November 1929, … Continue reading

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Post Office Building Mineral Wells, Texas

The US post office in Mineral Wells was completed in 1913, as the town began to grow and prosper.  Numerous hotels were developed, including the Baker, which I will profile in a coming post.  The post office was in use … Continue reading

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