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Fort Worth Flashback: FWHS predated today’s Paschal High

Posted Aug. 15, 2014

Fort Worth High School

In 1891, the first Fort Worth High School was built and considered to be the finest school building in Texas. The building, seen here, was designed by Sanguinet and Haggart and was located in the current block bounded by Hemphill and Jennings, West Daggett and Jarvis.

In 1910, the building burned to the ground and classes were moved to various elementary schools until a new high school was built on the corner of Jennings Avenue and Rosedale Street.

The school later moved again, to Cannon and College streets. From 1918-1923, it was called Central High School.

In 1935 R.L. Paschal, who had been the principal since 1906, announced his retirement and the school was renamed for him. A Mr. Bateman was the principal until 1940, when O.D. Wyatt took over as principal.

The first classes at the school’s Forest Park location were in the fall of 1955 and Paschal became the largest high school in Fort Worth. Wyatt retired as principal in 1962.

The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

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