A few years ago a school in the Friendship, Buckholts, Davilla area was being restored. Was it finished?
If so, are there photos online?
Email forwarded to MCHC members.
Hello Ms. Moore,
The only school renovation that comes to mind in those three communities is the Rosenwald School.
From the four-way intersection in downtown Davilla, proceed west on FM 487 toward Bartlett for less than 0.4
mile. There will be a dirt road to your right that leads to the Davilla-Black Cemetery. The Rosenwald School
will be on your right about 500 feet down that road (see attachment #1).
The attached photo's (attachment #2,3, and 4) were taken 06/24/2015.
Unfortunately, all renovation stopped approximately Nov. 2013. Funding issues caused the cease of all work.
Hopefully this may be resolved so that work may proceed again. Concerned parties are working toward that goal.
The Milam County Historical Commission has supported this project and would like to see its completion. Since
the structure has a badly damaged roof, it is subject to rapid degradation in its current condition.
The following three links will give you an overview of the community and the interesting history of the
There are numerous other related sites available on the web.
Should you care for additional photo's and views of the school, please let me know and I would be happy to
forward some of my extensive collection to you.
Davilla’s school for black children was one of 464 educational buildings built in Texas from 1920 to 1930 by the
Julius Rosenwald Fund, a charity established by the Chicago philanthropist who was the president of Sears and