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 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.)
Wiley G. Clarkson (Part 2): Mister Elizabeth Boulevard
Wiley G. Clarkson (Part 3): Four Churches and a Temple

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

  1. 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.

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