TEXAS FEMALE INSTITUTE
TEXAS FEMALE INSTITUTE. Texas Female Institute, a Baptist school in Austin, was established by William W. Fontaine in 1875 in the basement of a Baptist church. A new building was erected in 1876 to meet the need of increased enrollment. The institution had preparatory, academic, collegiate, and art departments, and many of the students became teachers. The institute discontinued operation in 1881, when Fontaine accepted a position with Baylor Female College.
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