Historic Schools of Harris County

More than any other type of structure, a school is the true building block of any given community. For the lion's share of residents, the neighborhood school is something that provides cohesion, camaraderie and a place to gather. There is no denying that these venerable institutions have been at the forefront of social issues such as segregation, changes in how we educate each gender, school prayer, bi-lingual education and many other topics which have so impacted our lives.

This multi-volume set, filled with photographs both old and new, will tell the tale of over 630 Harris County school buildings that existed rpior to 1950. Primary source research combined with rich oral history told by former students and faculty will go far beyond architectural details to provide a complete human story of these structures which have been the launching pad for many generations of productive Houston and Harris County residents.

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