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Jan 01
Lantrip Elementary Marker Dedication - September 24, 2011

Lantrip Elementary Marker Dedication

 

 

The Harris County Historical Commission dedicated an Official Texas Historical Landmark for Dora Lantrip Elementary School on Saturday, September 24, 2011, 8:00 a.m. The School is located at 100 Telephone Road near McKinney Street.

 

 

 

Dora Lantrip Elementary School

Eastwood elementary School was constructed in 1916 on land deeded by William A. Wilson, the developer of Eastwood, one of Houston's first master-planned neighborhoods. Designed by City of Houston architect Maurice Sullivan in the mission architectural style, it was the first Houston school arranged on the "Cottage Plan," featuring classrooms occupying a series of free-standing pavilions that were designed to be more 'home-like' and less institutional.

 

 

 

The school's first principal, Doris B. Lantrip (1868-1951), served in the position for twenty-six years and was known for her innovative school administration.  During World War I, she directed the students' planting of flower and vegetable gardens at the school.  Each year, Lantrip's students elected a 'City Council, 'Mayor,' and 'Health Inspector' to introduce them to the government process and public participation.

 

 

 

Perpetuating the science and nature focus first initiated by Dora B. Lantrip.

 

 

 

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