Atlanta-Miller Grade School
106 1/2 W Miller St, Atlanta, TX 75551
The Atlanta-Miller Grade School was a Works Progress Administration project taking 120 days to complete. Hardy Brothers of Texarkana began construction of the one-story, six-room building of locally made brick in 1936.
As the community grew, rooms were added over the years. Between 1975 and 1980, the Miller Grade School became the Atlanta Multi-Purpose Center and was put to good use until 1990. From 1990 to 2000, the school was used as a storehouse, receiving no maintenance. Water damage and neglect to regular maintenance threatens this school building, like many in small rural Texas towns.
UPDATE: Atlanta-Miller Grade School alumni and supporters have incorporated into a 501(c)(3) called Atlanta Grade School Friends. With the mission of restoring the historic school, the group also oversees the development and management of educational programs and related activities for all ages that enhance the building’s usefulness. They envision the Atlanta-Miller Grade school as a place for community education, meetings and potentially for workforce training. If you have questions, reach out to the group via email.