Old Brownson School - Victoria, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
N 28° 48.231 W 097° 00.543
14R E 694304 N 3187881
Quick Description: J.M. Brownsen, this school’s namesake, was a prominent merchant, founding Victoria’s first bank. This was the ‘white’ high school for Victoria Independent School District, erected in 1905.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/29/2007 9:59:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM1FQM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 28

Long Description:
This building is now an art studio. The bronze portrait of J.M. Brownsen above the door resembles Vladamir Lenin. If you would like to see Victoria’s interpretation of the ‘separate but equal’ doctrine, compare this beautifully detailed school to the rather plain Colored High School.

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References:

  • Historic and Architectural Resources of Victoria, Texas Historical Commission, 1986

Street address:
501 West Power
Victoria, TX USA


County / Borough / Parish: Victoria County

Year listed: 1986

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: School

Current function: Art Studio

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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