JESSE JONES Attended Cumberland Hill

25 November 2018

THE LATE JESSE JONES, Houston capitalist and publisher who headed the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and became secretary of commerce during World War II, was among the earliest pupils enrolling in Dallas’s historic Cumberland Hill School. As a nine-year-old boy, Jones transferred to Dallas from rural schools in his native Tennessee.  He entered the third grade […]


5 February 2018

The first high school in the history of Dallas was founded in 1887 and was housed above a grocery store owned by Austin Brothers. The store was located at the corner of Main and Akard Streets. Ten teachers were employed by the board in order to establish a school in that location.  Several years later, […]