Site of Early Commerce Schools

Site of Early Commerce Schools (HM294P)

Location: Commerce, TX 75428 Hunt County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 14.775', W 95° 53.826'

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By 1883, the scholastic population of Commerce had outgrown the public school which opened ten years earlier. Land at this site, purchased by the Commerce Educational Assoc., was chosen for a new schoolhouse. The first building here, a two-story frame structure, became Commerce High School. Destroyed by fire in 1898, it was replaced by a larger brick building that served as Commerce High and later as Central Ward School. A third building, completed in 1937, was renamed in 1950 to honor A. L. Day, who served as superintendent of Commerce Schools, 1900-1935.

Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
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HM NumberHM294P
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Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 6th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 230073 N 3682330
Decimal Degrees33.24625000, -95.89710000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 14.775', W 95° 53.826'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 14' 46.5" N, 95° 53' 49.56" W
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Area Code(s)903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1500 Church St, Commerce TX 75428, US
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