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Posted by jgoodman 
structure
February 21, 2017 10:40AM
For some time, traveling down I-45 south toward Houston, I've noticed an old red brick structure to the west adjacent to a RR track that parallels the HWY. It is not there anymore. It was perhaps 1/4th of a mile in distance. It is/was was between Ferris and Palmer. It looked like an abandoned school, 3 stories high. I think there was a road going off the I-45 access towards it, but I never explored it. I suppose it has since been leveled. Does anybody have any input about it? I first noticed it in the 70s. Jim
Re: structure
February 21, 2017 12:25PM
Jim, that sounds like it may have been Wilmer-Hutchins high school which I attended in 1947-48.
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Re: structure
February 21, 2017 03:38PM
The old Trumbull School?
We explored the abandoned remains before they took the building down.
Don't remember if I shot any photos.

Re: structure
February 22, 2017 08:21AM
Bug, that sort of looks like it. Jim
Re: structure
February 22, 2017 08:56AM
Travis, Would W-H high school be south of Ferris? Jim
Re: structure
February 22, 2017 08:16PM
I've seen that building too but could never convince my husband to stop and let me snoop about a bit. Sorry to hear it is now gone.
Re: structure
February 23, 2017 10:15PM
No Jim. The school was just north of Wilmer and served a rather large rural area in addition to Wilmer and Hutchins. At the time we lived just east of Lancaster Road and south of where I-20 now crosses Lancaster. My mom and dad bought one of the first small houses built on Marigold in 1947.
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