Typed as spelled and written
Lena Stone Criswell

Thirteenth Year - Number 34
Marlin, Texas,Thursday, October 23, 1902

Is To Cost The Sum of $23,200.

       The Marlin school bord let a contract Monday afternoon for the construction of the new school building.  The contract price is $23,200 and the successful bidder is H. Golbraith of Milford.
       It will be equipped with all modern conveniences and applicances for the adaptability to the purposes for which it is to be used.  The entire building is planned for the comfort, convenience and expediency of a modern school and college building.
       It is a source of mental relief to the citizens of Marlin to know that this important matter has at last been settled.  It was a long time coming, but in the time worn vernacular "'Tis better late than never."
       The City Council had recently transferred to the school board all its claims and responsibilities in connection with the school building and cash on hand to the amount of $14,000.  This was done after the council had made two unsuccessful attempts to secure a contract for the construction of the building desired at a cost of $20,000.
       The school board has added a little more to the price and the matter of contract is now settled.
       The building will be of pressed brick and slate roof, an improvement over the original plans.
       The construction of the building will be under the direct supervision of Mr. Glenn Allen, the well known architect, of Waco, who drew the plans and specifications.


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by The Democrat, Marlin, Falls Co., Texas