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Located at Avenue D and Eighth Street.

Located on the corner of Cottonwood and Eighth Streets.


School at Cottonwood and Eighth being moved to be used for the African-American students.
Courtesy of Darlene S. Glenn


Old School Building to be Removed.

The board of trustees of the Bay City Independent School District at their last meeting awarded the contract of moving the old frame school building from the present location in East Bay City to another place where it will be utilized as a colored school building, to Capt. J. W. White.

This structure, an immense two-story building 54 ft. and 6 in. x 60 ft. and 6 in. will be moved intact. This is perhaps the largest undertaking in the way of house moving ever indulged in in this section and is going to require quite a deal of preparation and equipment to do it properly.

Matagorda County Tribune, September 15, 1911



Bay City Public School Building, Bay City, Texas
(Also known as Jefferson Davis and was located on the present Pierce campus.)
Postcard courtesy of Jana Prock

Cornerstone and Marker
2300 Block 4th Street

Site of the first high school in Bay City, Texas Jefferson Davis High School named by the E. S. Rugeley Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Front side: Bay City High School Dr. B. E. Simons D. P. Moore A. D. Hensley J. L. Gartrell Trustess G. B. Harris W. E. Harris W. S. Holman Left Side: Erected 1905 C. H. Page Jr., Architect; J. W. White and O. E. Hatchett, Builders

Junior High School, Bay City, Texas
Previously Bay City High School)
(Later John H. Cherry Elementary School)

Postcard courtesy of Jana Prock

Bay City High School
(Currently Bay City Junior High)

Postcard courtesy of Jana Prock


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