The German-English School Buildings

The German-English School Buildings (HM1KBD)

Location: San Antonio, TX 78205 Bexar County
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N 29° 25.211', W 98° 29.308'

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Erected as a school for children of German settlers, these historic buildings have served numerous educational and cultural purposes:

1858 - German-English school founded by "The Lateiner", a group of German intellectuals.
1859 - Purchase of 60 varas on Alamo St. Cornerstone laid Nov. 10 for one-story limestone building on NE corner, dedicated to the poet Friedrich Von Schiller: architect G. Friesleben, builder Johann H. Kampmann.
1860 - One-story building added on SE corner.
1869 - Two-story limestone building on NW corner dedicated to scientist Baron von Humboldt.
c. 1873 - Two 2-story brick buildings added to complete permanent structures on campus.
1897 - Property acquired by F. Groos & Mrs. Hulda Groos; half interest sold to G.W. Brackenridge.
1903 - Property conveyed to San Antonio Independent School district, public schools on site;
1903-23 - George W. Brackendridge Grammar School.
1923-25 - Thomas Nelson Page Junior High School.
1925-51 - San Antonio Junior College established under supervision of University of Texas, providing affordable higher education during the Depression. College moved to larger campus 1951.
1953 - Through preservation efforts of San Antonio Conservation Society, title transferred from SAISD to City of San Antonio for use as offices.
1964 - Building restored for headquarters of Hemisfair, San Antonio's 1968 World's Fair: Allison Peery, architect.
1979 - Plaza Nacional Corp. leased site from city.
1982 - Restoration and landscaping of building and grounds supervised by Ford, Powell & Carson, architects, to create Plaza San Antonio Conference Center.
Year Placed1992
Placed ByAlumni of San Antonio Junior College
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 549620 N 3254648
Decimal Degrees29.42018333, -98.48846667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 25.211', W 98° 29.308'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 25' 12.66" N, 98° 29' 18.48" W
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Area Code(s)210
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 421 S Alamo St, San Antonio TX 78205, US
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