Historic Preservation

Stephen J. Hay Elementary School

3801 Herschel Avenue​

The Stephen J. Hay Elementary School was built in 1926 and named after Mayor Stephen John Hay (1864-1916), the first mayor elected by the Citizens Association in 1907. This election marked the end of the aldermanic form of government, commencing a new council form of government that would endure for the next 18 years. The school was designed by Thomas J. Gailbraith, best known for his work on the construction of the Hall of State and other projects connected with the Texas Centennial Exposition of 1936. The building does not evoke any particular style, but rather combines elements from both Tudor and Classical Revival achitecture. 

Ordinance #26107

Designations: Dallas Landmark (2005), State Historic Marker Program

Further Research:
Stephen J. Hay School State Historic Marker Text