Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Then and Now: A School on Jefferson Street

There was once a school on Jefferson Street, at the intersection of Jefferson and Lemos Streets: the Our Lady of Guadalupe School.  I remember the old building when I was a boy, mainly for one feature.  It had a bell tower with a bell.  The building was in sad disrepair in the late 1960s, but I remember looking up at the tower and wondering about the bell.  When the building was torn down, would the bell be saved?
My guess is the bell was saved and is now one of the bells in the bell tower at Notre Dame Catholic Church on Water Street.
Here are two images of the old school, and one of the site today.
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Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Jefferson and Lemos Streets, Kerrville, around 1920
The building as it appeared in the late 1960s.  Note the bell in the left tower.
The site today, a self-storage facility.  Taken November 30, 2010.

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