Houston Independent School District’s Board of Education voted this morning to accept a mediated agreement that calls for the demolition of the original Phillis Wheatley/E.O. Smith school while incorporating decorative elements from the historic building into the new Mickey Leland Preparatory Academy for Young Men, to be built on the site.
Representatives of the Historic Wheatley / E.O. Smith Preservation Coalition and Houston Independent School District are meeting today with court-appointed mediators to try to resolve the coalition’s suit to stop the demolition of the original Phillis Wheatley High School, 1700 Gregg Street at Lyons.
Almost 100 people attended Tuesday night’s community meeting of the Historic Wheatley/E.O. Smith Preservation Coalition to hear updates on the fate of the original Wheatley High School, 1700 Gregg St. at Lyons. Demolition of the historic building was temporarily stopped on Tuesday through a grassroots campaign.