Willow City School (Gillespie County, Texas)

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Willow City School
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Willow City School is located in Texas
Willow City School
Willow City School
Location 2501 RM 1323, Willow City, Texas
Coordinates 30°24′10″N 98°42′9″W / 30.40278°N 98.70250°W / 30.40278; -98.70250Coordinates: 30°24′10″N 98°42′9″W / 30.40278°N 98.70250°W / 30.40278; -98.70250
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1905
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 05000385[1]
Added to NRHP May 6, 2005

Willow City School is at 2501 Ranch to Market Road 1323 in Gillespie County, in the U.S. state of Texas. It was consolidated with Fredericksburg Independent School District in 1961. The building is now used as a community center. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places listings in Gillespie County, Texas on May 6, 2005.[2]

The first school was a one-room log cabin with no floor, which doubled as a church. After being destroyed by a flood in 1890, a two-story frame house was erected. The current Willow City school is a two-story granite building erected in 1905 on land donated by J.W. Lindeman and J. C. Hardin. There was no water supply until 1920. Classes were taught here until 1957.[3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Willow City School". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Willow City School". Friends of Gillespie County Schools. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 

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