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    Sharon Young Collection

    Lily B. Clayton Elementary School, 1935 

    Pictured: Lily B. Clayton Elementary School, looking from Berkeley and Park Place, 1935

    Summary: Donor gave a collection of copy print photographs of Lily B. Clayton Elementary School. The school was first called Mistletoe Heights Elementary and was designed by Wiley G. Clarkson. Around 1935, construction begin on a new addition designed by Preston M. Geren and the name of the school was changed to Lily B. Clayton Elementary School.  It became the first Fort Worth school to be named for a woman. Clayton began her career as the long-time teacher of Latin at Fort Worth High School in 1885.  

    Margaret Martin Littlejohn, who painted a portrait of Lily B. Clayton, had trained under William Merritt Chase and exhibited frequently at the galleries in the Carnegie Library.

    Photographs

    • Mistletoe Heights Elementary (later Lily B. Clayton Elementary School), designed by Wiley G. Clarkson, 1922
    • 1922 elementary school building (later Lily B. Clayton Elementary School), showing corner, looking toward Park Place, undated
    • Construction phase of Lily B. Clayton Elementary School addition, looking east side with trucks, 1935
    • Construction phase of Lily B. Clayton Elementary School addition, looking from the east, 1935
    • Construction phase of Lily B. Clayton Elementary School addition, view from Park Place, from southwest, 1935
    • Lily B. Clayton Elementary School shortly after building completion, looking from Berkeley and Park Place, 1935 (image shown)
    • Aerial view of Lily B. Clayton Elementary School before landscaping, circa 1935
    • Architectural drawing of Lily B. Clayton Elementary School addition, by Preston M. Geren, circa 1935-1936
    • Photograph of a painted portrait of Lily B. Clayton, by M. M. Littlejohn, undated

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