Bob Ratliff Blog: Cox Springs School House 1908-1960

Cox Springs School House 1908-1960

Cox School House off old Burnet RD Lago Vista TXThis one room building was moved to the Northshore Lake Travis located off Old Burnet Road in 1940 from Cox Springs near Sylvester Ford. In 1960 the last group of students who were in 1st thru 11th grades were moved to “the little red schoolhouse” on Lohman’s Ford Road and the name changed to Lago Vista School.


Terramesa, the North Shore Heritage & Cultural Society, and former students are currently working to move this building to a permanent location in Lago Vista and restoring the building so students today can see how students in Texas received their education from this little historical building.

Old Cox School House located Lago Vista TX

The picture was taken January 25th, 2012 with a warm 80 degree temperature here in Lago Vista Texas. Great Place to call home sweet home.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsBob Ratliff • January 25 2013 02:38PM


HI Bob - I think that is so cute - imagine if the walls could talk there!  Good luck with it - hope you have a great weekend!

Posted by Courtney Cooper, 206-850-8841 (Ben Kinney Brokerages Leadership at our Keller Williams North Seattle Office) over 7 years ago

I like the fact that passed students are trying hard to keep their old school in tact. It is small so the graduating class must be really small! My cousins had a graduating class of 20 or less can't remember the actual number.

Posted by Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers (David Tracy Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Courtney, that would be interesting to hear all the old stories, can you imagine having to open the windows for air....reminds me of one of our old dance halls when I was

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Sussie, I guess back in those day's the weather was mild compared to our global warming, it was 80+ today here in Texas while Northern states are freezing, I guess Houston was warm also?

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) over 7 years ago

This little school house could tell a lot of stories if it could talk. I'm glad it's going to be restored.

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 7 years ago

I am sad to hear that the effort to restore this historical one room school house has halted as funds have run out and there is no one to spearhead the project as those with the desire to do so are elderly now. Currently it is falling apart.

Posted by Northshore History over 2 years ago