1916 Building

  • The 1916 Building is a historical piece of Jarrell's history. For years, it served as a K-12 school in the community. Then the middle and high school before being closed. The building has been empty since it closed in the early 2000s when the new Jarrell High School opened. Upgrades and renovations to the 1916 Building were added to the Bond 2021 package. The 1916 building was elected to undergo renovations to include a new Board Room, Executive Conference Room, and Staff Development and Training areas as part of the 2021 Bond Election. The two-story structure that resides in the heart of Jarrell will serve the District and function as a space for the Community of Jarrell. The first floor is the new Board Room, Large Meeting Room, Executive Conference Room and a large welcoming Lobby which will house memorabilia that shows the history of the 1916 Building.

    The Board Room will also function as a staff development and training space. The large meeting room on the first floor can be utilized by staff and meeting space for community clubs, groups, or functions, complete with a kitchenette. The upper floor of the building will house several administrative functions, including an open workspace, private and shared offices, and a break area. The design of the space is sensitive to the fact of Jarrell's continued growth and is laid out in such a manner to allow for future additions to interact with the current design easily.

    Construction of the 1916 Building began in November 2022. However, once renovations started, the construction crews discovered structural concerns that would not allow a remodel from within. The building had to be dismantled for safety reasons. When they began the process, the roof trusses collapsed. As a result, the project team shifted and did a soft demo to preserve the brick. The bricks will continue to be used as the exterior of the 1916 Building. When the project is complete, the reconstructed 1916 Building will look the same and honor the history of Jarrell ISD.

    October 26, 2023 Drone Video

    August 31, 2023 Photos Update

    August 31, 2023 Drone Video

    August 2023 Building Photos

    1916 Building Design Schematic