Clear View High School construction

The art deco facade of Clear View High School, built in 1939, will be preserved despite a $45 million dollar rebuild of the school itself. Crews will add an exterior wall to protect the structure until officials determine its future purpose.

It was heartening and uplifting to hear last week that the front portion of the historic Clear View High School building is safe, for now at least.

We have to hand it to Clear Creek Independent School District leaders, who recognized the value of preserving the art deco-style portion of the building even as they were breaking ground on a $45 million rebuild of the school, which was built in 1938 and originally opened as Webster High School.

Margaret Battistelli Gardner: 409.683.5227;


Deputy Managing Editor

Margaret joined The Daily New in December 2019, bringing more than 20 years of editorial experience to the team. A Philadelphia native, she lives in Galveston County with her husband, Steve, and their dog Nanook.

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