Historic Abilene High School - Lincoln Middle School - Abilene, Texas

Lincoln campus Abilene Texas
View of main building fronting on South 1st St.

Top ornaments Lincoln
Ornamental gargoyles above front entrance


Current Status:
The Abilene Independent School District has deeded the property to the City of Abilene.

The property was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on Ausust 28, 2012.


More facts and figures

History of property

Redevelopment options


Historic Designations

Presentation on Library Use
June 2012


Building Details:

Address:  1699 South First Street
Lot Size:   7.8 acres
Building Configuration:
Four separate buildings; Main Building, Eagles Nest Gym, Shop Class Building and the Girls Gym.  The Main Building and Eagles Nest have historic appeal, while the Shop Class and Girls Gym are not architecturally or historically significant.  The Main Building includes a large auditorium, kitchen and cafeteria area as well as laboratories and library space.  They Main Building also has a small basement area that houses mechanical equipment.

Main Building is Gothic Revival Architecture. Decoration includes gargoyles, gothic and art deco motifs.

Building sizes:  
All Buildings 111,664 square feet (all buildings total, excluding basement)
A - Main Building -- 80,284 square feet
B - Shop Class Building (1950s) -- 3,976 square feet
C - Eagles Nest Gym (1929) -- 12,397 square feet
D - Girls Gym (1970s) -- 15,007 square feet  (tilt up building)


Historic front
Original appearance of entrance
Satellite view
View of entire parcel (see key in paragraph above)
View from west
View across practice field from west
from South view
View across parking lot from south