Austin High School

Austin High School (HMH3C)

Location: Austin, TX 78701 Travis County
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N 30° 16.582', W 97° 44.825'

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Rio Grande Campus

In Edwin Waller's 1839 plan for the City of Austin, two blocks were set aside for schools at Rio Grande and 12th Street, then called College Avenue. The Austin School Board in 1881 authorized the use of existing school facilities on the south block to house the primary grades 1-4, grammar school classes 5-7, and high school grades 8-11. Due to increased enrollment, the school board in 1916 built the John T. Allan Junior High School on the north block.

In 1925 the Austin High School was moved to this location from a campus on the corner of Trinity and 9th, where the junior high was relocated. Additions to the complex here were completed later to accommodate the larger student body.

The late 1920s was a time of increased student involvement for Austin High. During those years the Red Jackets girls organization and the Red Dragon Drama Club were formed and the student newspaper, the Austin Maroon, began publication. In the 1930s, the nearby House Park Athletic Fields were developed. The school name was changed to Stephen F. Austin in 1953.

Used for high school classes until 1975. This site was later part of the Austin Community College system.
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HM NumberHMH3C
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Marker Number6416
Year Placed1981
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 1:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 620509 N 3350074
Decimal Degrees30.27636667, -97.74708333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.582', W 97° 44.825'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 34.92" N, 97° 44' 49.50" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1205 Rio Grande St, Austin TX 78701, US
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