TEXAS CITY

A preservation group plans to begin raising money to either restore or rebuild the long unused and recently fire-damaged Lincoln High School auditorium, one of a few landmarks remaining of the 1867 Settlement community.

Kathryn Eastburn: 409-683-5257; kathryn.eastburn@galvnews.com.

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Carlos Ponce

Let's hope this group can restore and properly secure this building for future generations. "people sheltering in the building" - Vagrants?

The original Crosby School for Blacks in Hitchcock on 7801 Burns Street was first used by HISD as Crosby Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School for all students then sold to a church group, Gulf Coast Foursquare Church, who restored the buildings including the gymnasium/auditorium which became the church sanctuary. The buildings are now used by Strong Tower Ministries of Hitchcock.

Gary Scoggin

"Let's hope this group can restore and properly secure this building for future generations" - I agree completely and wish them Godspeed in their efforts.

(See, Carlos, there are somethings we can agree on!)

Don Schlessinger

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Kimberley Jones Yancy

Yes! The Lincoln Auditorium has many precious memories for our coastal community. Many programs, plays, church services have been held there. Praying that God sends workers and donors to restore or rebuild this treasure.

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