While working in Anson,Texas a few months back I was able to get some much needed West Texas exploring in on my free time. One my stops was to the Abandoned Stamford Inn, in Stamford, Texas. On the way into town I noticed an abandoned building just off the highway.
Abandoned Building South of Stamford, Texas
As you come into town from US-277 you will see a large large one story abandoned building south of Stamford, Texas. Its an interesting old building and been abandoned for years if not decades.
The Condition of the Abandoned Building South of Stamford, Texas
The building is a total lose and is in danger of being torn down by the city or nature will reclaim her in the near future. The roof has collapsed and covers the ground floor. If there were any personal effects of the previous owner left behind, there isn’t any now. Its been picked over, scrapped several times for anything of value, and what wasn’t taken was destroyed when the roof failed. The outer walls, a few inter walls, and what looks to be a chimney are all that is left.
I could not find any information about the building and the few people that knew of the building have said its been that way since before they were born. But knew nothing more.
If anyone has information on this old building, images of the building when it was still active, or who to contact about the building; please comment below, use the contact form on the contact page to tell me what you know about this abandoned building south of Stamford, Texas.
With some help from the local historical museum in Stamford, Texas I have been able to learn that this building was a school for African American students and was called Booker T. Washington School. Over on VanishingTexas.com (will be added in a few days) I have added that information including images of the last principal, highschool basket ball team taken in the 1940s, and what the school looked like back when it was still a school. To learn more and see those images, click on the link. This article will not be updated, all new information will be added to the new article.
About the Images
The images were shot by hand around 11 in the morning with my Sony Nex-3N and Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8. I then edited the images in Adobe Lightroom. Next, I post processed with Topaz Clarity to add texture, brighten, and bring out the details in the images. Then I removed the dust spots. Finally, I used Topaz DeNoise to remove the noise from the images.