Alexander Hogg School – Terrell

Alexander Hogg School was built in 1909 to serve 7th and 8th grade pupils throughout the Southside. It is a masonry block with projecting end bays clad in rusticated brick. Ornamentation is provided by inlaid brick. The decorative brick framing in the end bays is unusual, and contributes to the success of the design. Designed by Fort Worth architect, Marion L. Waller, and built by the Innis-Graham Construction Co., it is very similar in spirit to the nearby high school building, designed and built the following year by the same firms (see 1015 S. Jennings Avenue). The school was named for the first superintendent of Fort Worth schools (1882-1911). The school is presently vacant. It appears to be eligible for the National Register. The school was rehabilitated for use as an apartment building in 1999-2001 along with the nearby Fort Worth High School/Ernest Parker Middle School as part of the Parker Commons project. Many of the original interior features were removed during the rehabilitation. The developer was M. Myers Development, Inc. of Dallas and the architect was Gideon Toal. The school building was designated Highly Significant Endangered in 1999 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2002 for its architectural significance and its role in the history of education in Fort Worth. The photo was taken in 2006.

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