Old Brownson School - Victoria, Texas
Posted by: 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
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.
- Historic and Architectural Resources of Victoria, Texas Historical Commission, 1986