Sexton High School Construction History

This image and information comes from neighbor Liz Homer: Here is a postcard image of the Sexton High School, built during 1943, during WW II.  The School Board and Project Engineer had to go to Washington, D.C. to get special permission to complete the building.  Steel was not to be used for civilian projects, but they already had the steel so it was approved.  There were no lockers in the building however till the ban was lifted.  All those beautiful tiles in the building were designed by a woman on the staff of the construction firm.  They were able to afford them because the firm had multiple copies made and sold them to other projects, thus lowering the cost per tile.