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Old 11-14-2011, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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Joqua... Your turn....
That WAS my turn...

Cptn and Jtur can fight it out over who got the answer correct. Since I asked for the significance, Jturr didn't really answer fully and I don't know how much the answer helped Cptn.

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Old 11-14-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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That WAS my turn...

Cptn and Jtur can fight it out over who got the answer correct. Since I asked for the significance, Jturr didn't really answer fully and I don't know how much the answer helped Cptn.

Sorry, I got confused. I did use Jtur88's answer to find the additional information I added. Yes it is Jtur88's turn.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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One of Texas' earliest school houses was once, after 112 years, designated to the the oldest school in continuous use in the state. What city was that school in?

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Old 11-16-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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One of Texas' earliest school houses was once, after 112 years, designated to the the oldest school in continuous use in the state. What city was that school in?
Are you speaking of K-12 school? If not, then Southwestern U. in Georgetown claims to be the "oldest institution in Texas." I also recall that the original building on Rio Grande street for Austin Community College dates back to early 1900s when it was a high school, but not sure if it has been in "continuous" use as a school.


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Old 11-16-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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HINT: The school was built in the first decade of statehood, and was declared in the 1960s to be the oldest school building still in use in Texas. At that time, a state historic landmark plaque was erected at the site.

It is said to have been still in use, by a church, into the 1980s, but an extensive search fails to turn up a picture of the building, either vintage or recent, and I can find no information about its recent status. A Google street view of the location shows no buildings that would fit the description. A remarkable vanishing act by an historic building in modern times.

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Old 11-16-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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This may not be the one you are talking about but I found this.

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AISD: Pease Elementary
Pease Elementary, in the heart of downtown Austin, is the oldest continuously operating school in the state of Texas. Pease was founded in 1876 and named after Governor Elisha M. Pease. Pease is the only all transfer school in the district. We have a diverse student population and small class size in grades K through 6. Our principal is Mrs. Donna Martinez.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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This may not be the one you are talking about but I found this.
No, it isn't. However, I suspected that there might well be a school that later became a longer-running school than the one earlier designated.

I will call this the correct answer, since it essentially meets the criteria of my original question.

The one I was looking for was in Seguin, and ultimately became part of Guadalupe High School. Established in 1849, and still in use as a school in the 1960s.

Your turn, Cap

By the way, I have a familiarity with old schools. I went to grade school in a building that was constructed during the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, and I was still struggling through 6th grade during the Truman presidency. It was 80 years old then.
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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OK, next question: Where can one find this sign. And where is the actual location it designates in relation to it?

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Old 11-16-2011, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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Brady. More precisely, about 20 miles north of Brady on Hwy 377. Brady, however, calls itself the Heart of Texas and geographically is the largest population centre closest to the geographical centre of the state. It always impressed me as a nice, small cowboy town that I used to drive through between Austin and Lubbock or Austin and San Angelo.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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Brady. More precisely, about 20 miles north of Brady on Hwy 377. Brady, however, calls itself the Heart of Texas and geographically is the largest population centre closest to the geographical centre of the state.
Just adding a bit more; the actual center point is located on private land some five miles NW of the roadside park where the historic marker is situated. I wonder if there is a geological survey marker on that private land marking the spot?
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