Wiley G. Clarkson (Part 4): The “Class” in “Classic”

For these Fort Worth public schools Wiley G. Clarkson (see Part 1) used art deco, Spanish colonial, mission revival, Tudor, and Mediterranean revival styles:

North Side High (1937).

Charles E. Nash Elementary (1927).

Alice Carlson Elementary (1926).

J. P. Elder Middle School (1927).

Recognize this building? It’s Paschal High School on Forest Park Boulevard. Do I detect some skepticism from your wireless mouse? When Clarkson designed this building, which opened in 1936, it was McLean Junior High School. In 1955 the building became Paschal High School. Then the expansions began. On all sides of Clarkson’s original building. Today it is surrounded by additions and is not visible from the street.

Wiley G. Clarkson died in 1952. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery.

(My thanks to grandson Wiley Clarkson, whose website has a lot of text and images relating to the life and career of his grandfather.)
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4 Responses to Wiley G. Clarkson (Part 4): The “Class” in “Classic”

  1. Ann, I have no record of this house. Please contact me. My email is Wiley@clarksons.org. I would love to photograph it and put it on my web site. I have also just started a Facebook group called Wiley G. Clarkson Master Architect. It is a public group and I would love to have you join it. Mike, your help is very much appreciated in discovering new projects whose records were destroyed after my grandfather’s death! I know of about 500 which means there are another 900 that I have no record of! I learned of a new project on a TCU street last Saturday through Susan Kline whom I believe you know. She told me that she was at a friend’s house and the friend told her “You know, my house is a Clarkson house” in a conversation. Another one for which I have no record.

  2. Anne M says:

    I just discovered that Wiley G Clarkson designed the ranch house that my great grandfather and great grandmother built, in Bennett, Texas. I just read it in a little booklet that my grandfather wrote about the history of the ranch house. I googled the name of the architect and, as usual, ended up at your blog! I had no idea he designed all of those gorgeous buildings. I love Alice Carlson. It’s my favorite!

    • hometown says:

      Clarkson was certainly prolific as well as talented. Not sure that even now we know of every building he designed. Am sure his grandson would like to know about the Bennett house, if he does not already know, at this website.

  3. Steve A says:

    Can you imagine such on ANY public building nowadays?

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