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Category:Architecture and Structures
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Keywords:Blackwell School
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size4.79 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken16-Oct-18 10:19
Date modified16-Oct-18 10:19
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length22 mm
Focal length (35mm)33 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.6
Exposure1/60 at f/8
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Blackwell School

Blackwell School

Marfa
Presidio County, Texas
30 18.360' N 104 01.326' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of Abbot Street and Waco Street. The marker is on the southwest corner of the intersection.

Text: Education for local children of Mexican descent dates from 1889, when the former Methodist Church became a schoolhouse. The school, named for longtime principal Jesse Blackwell, served hundreds of Hispanic children up to ninth grade. Students were told to speak only English on campus; Spanish words written on slips of paper were buried on the grounds in a mock funeral ceremony. The school closed in 1965 with integration of Marfa schools. The building sat vacant until preservation efforts by the Blackwell School Alliance, formed in 2006. The one-story schoolhouse has a modified hip roof, front-gabled entry, and plastered 24-inch thick adobe walls on a stone foundation.