Saturday, February 4, 2012

Students at Kerrville's Scofield School for Girls

In 1909 Miss Sarah Scofield opened a school for girls in Kerrville.  It had both boarding and day students. The school building itself still exists, high on the hill at the intersection of Hwys 16 and 173 south of town.  My thanks to Julius Nuenhoffer for loaning me these photos.
In these shots we see the girls dancing -- in various costumes.  I'm sure dancing and music were an important part of the curriculum, but I'm also guessing these performances were a great time to pull out the old Kodak and take a few snaps.
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Scofield students, in Dutch garb, including wooden shoes.
Scofield students, in Highland derss, probably around 1910
A Maypole, with happy students, Scofield School, Kerrville, around 1910.
Vienna visits the Scofield School, Kerrville, around 1910
Another view of the Vienna visit, Kerrville, 1910


  1. I love these old photos, and I have fallen in love with the old school building.

    Of course, based on the current photos of the building, it is far from looking old.

    I wonder who now owns it.

    Great work, Joe!

    Thank you for sharing, Mr. Nuenhoffer!

  2. Are there stories of hauntings here?


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