Becker School

Becker School (HMTC4)

Location: Austin, TX 78704 Travis County
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N 30° 15.017', W 97° 45.589'

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Hermann Becker (1857-1933) operated a successful downtown caf?, and he bought part of the historic Bouldin homestead in south Austin in 1891. His son H.E. Becker and son-in-law P.A. Wilde, proprietors of the Becker Lumber Company, donated three acres of Bouldin land to the Austin Independent School District in 1935 for a new school site. The firm of Giesecke and Harris designed the building, which opened in October 1936. A new wing added three years later more than doubled the school's size. The Art Deco style sections feature brick cladding with limestone columns, pilasters, belt courses and decorative insets, with contrasting materials emphasizing simple geometric forms. The campus includes several later additions.
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HM NumberHMTC4
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Marker Number13992
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 4:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 619316 N 3347169
Decimal Degrees30.25028333, -97.75981667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 15.017', W 97° 45.589'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 15' 1.02" N, 97° 45' 35.34" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 710 W Milton St, Austin TX 78704, US
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