North Hi Mount Elementary School – 7th

Replacing earlier temporary school buildings on the site, North Hi Mount Elementary School was constructed 1934-35 by Works Progress Administration labor. Architect Wyatt C. Hedrick was responsible for the Spanish-Mediterranean Revival design; James T. Taylor was contractor for the Fort Worth bond project. One-story auditorium and cafeteria wings project forward from the two-story main block to form an entry courtyard. A Renaissance portico, Missionesque parapet, and window surrounds of cast stone embellish the buff brick surface; hipped and gabled roofs are clad in red Mission tile. The school grounds and a stone terrace were constructed 1935- 36 with additional Works Progress Administration funding under the direction of Hare and Hare of Kansas City, Missouri. Still in use, the school remains in excellent condition, and retains its original small-panned windows. North Hi Mount is a contributor to the proposed Public Schools National Register Thematic Group.

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