SCIENCE HALL HOME INSTITUTE
SCIENCE HALL HOME INSTITUTE. The Science Hall school was established in 1876 by a woman named Willie A. Andrews in Science Hall, Texas, which was between Kyle and Buda in Hays County. Andrews and a Professor Pyle were the first teachers, and later J. L. Andrews was an instructor at the school. About 1884 Willie Andrews moved her school and merged it with the Kyle Seminary. She returned to Science Hall after a few months, however, and established the Science Hall Home Institute, a private boarding school for girls, which operated for several years. Its teachers included Mrs. E. C. Andrews, a woman named Ray Atkins, Nilla Phinney, Mollie Lynch, Laura Hayes, Bell Schmidt, Myrtle Watson, Rev. C. C. Peck, Maj. J. M. Andrews, O. A. Whipple, E. H. Phinney, Holland Bell, Robert Bell, and Robert Cavitt. Andrews eventually sold the school, and it later dissolved. She moved to Austin and operated a boarding school there until her death. The Buda and Kyle school districts absorbed the area the Science Hall school had served.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Nancy Beck Young, "Science Hall Home Institute," accessed May 05, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/kbs18.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history every day,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles