Project: Old School Vol 2

Volume 2: Old Longview High School|  Longview, TX

I got several requests to photograph this old building.  It used to be the old Foster Middle School, and before that, the first Longview High School.

The first public school offering High School classes in Longview was built in 1880.  A larger school building was erected in 1884 to accommodate an expanded student enrollment.  In 1932 after an area-wide oil boom contributed to a doubling of the student enrollment a decision was made to build a new high school structure on east Whaley Street.