709 Congress Street- Denton High School

West Denton Residential National Register District Historic Home Tour

709 Congress Street- Denton High School

Denton, Texas 76201, United States

Created By: Historic Denton


The former Denton High School campus (now a middle school) is a major landmark at the northeast corner of the district and contains the largest buildings. The high school building faces north on Congress Avenue and has a symmetrical façade composition and a T-shaped plan. The high school has two full stories over a raised basement with a central entrance bay framed by brick pilasters and a cast stone frieze inscribed “Denton High School.” The building is constructed of cast-in-place reinforced concrete with red brick facing. The roof is flat with high parapet walls at the perimeter. The historic gymnasium is at the southwest end of the campus. Originally a freestanding building, it is now connected to a series of additions extending from its north end to include an L-shaped wing to the east. The gym is red brick with buttressed walls and a low arch roof, and lacks ornament with the exception of the classical pedimented surrounds on the entrances at extreme ends of the building’s west side. Nonhistoric buildings and additions fill the space between the school and gymnasisum, but all are compatible brick buldings that leave the majority of historic building facades fully exposed.

This point of interest is part of the tour: West Denton Residential National Register District Historic Home Tour


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