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Site of Polytechnic Institute

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2nd Ave. and Ave F., Midlothian, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 29' 1.076424", -97° 0' 9.639108"
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    Founded in 1883 by W.W. Works (1856-1895), Polytechnic Institute was a private, coeducational school. A respected educator and native of this area, Works left here in 1888 to attend the University of Texas. When he returned in 1892, local stockholders erected a two-story school building at this site. After Works died, the facility became Whitten Institute, with the Rev. Thomas G. Whitten as president. It was also operated as Midlothian College. In 1907-08, the building was dismantled, and the property was acquired by former stockholder J.C. Kimmel. In 1915, his widow gave it to the city for use as a park.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Site of Polytechnic Institute Historical Marker Location Map, Midlothian, Texas