Schools of Waller County
Hempstead City White School (Groce School)
Once located on the south side of St. Barbe Street, between 11th and 13th Streets, the school faced north, looking down the center of 12th Street. This is the site of the present Hempstead Elementary School Complex. The school grounds extended south to Peebles Street, blocking Groce and Kasse Streets. The area covered six city blocks and the joining streets - a Hempstead city block is 1.55 acres. The building is drawn to scale on a Hempstead 1925 fire & water facilities map. This photo was also on a post card.