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City celebrates Texas Blind, Deaf and Orphan School as historic site

Friday, February 10, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

The city of Austin will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony next Saturday, Feb. 18, to mark the Levander Loop site of the Texas Blind, Deaf and Orphan School for Colored Youth as historical. The school operated from the late 1880s until 1965, when it was combined with the Texas School for the Deaf, and the city bought it in 2002 for redevelopment. The historical plaque ceremony begins at noon at the Betty Dunkerley Campus, 7201 Levander Loop. Take advantage of the free parking and light refreshments.

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