Somerville Stadium

Somerville Stadium (HM27WU)

Location: Somerville, TX 77879 Burleson County
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N 30° 20.401', W 96° 32.182'

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Emerging from the Great Depression, the Somerville school board partnered with the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to build a football stadium. Known as "The Rock," the stadium was designed by Travis Broesche in the Rustic style of architecture. Using native stone and petrified wood, it was completed by the WPA in 1940. A crew of around 100 local men transferred rock from the nearby Yegua Creek bottom and erected the stadium, most with little or no masonry experience. Events held at the stadium include football, baseball, powder-puff football, graduation ceremonies and local events for the community. The stadium is a unique reminder of the perseverance of a community during a time of hardship.
HM NumberHM27WU
Year Placed2016
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at 10:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 736833 N 3359035
Decimal Degrees30.34001667, -96.53636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 20.401', W 96° 32.182'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 20' 24.06" N, 96° 32' 10.92" W
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Area Code(s)979
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 711-805 8th St, Somerville TX 77879, US
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