The History of NAMS North's Building


The building that NAMS North calls home has a long history in San Antonio.  The land where the campus is located was originally a stage coach route supply depot owned by William and Mary Locke who moved to San Antonio from Illinois in 1850.  A community grew around the depot, and the Locke’s daughter founded a school in 1868 in a room at the back of the building.  A new building was eventually built on the grounds to accommodate the growing school.  The building that is now the school cafeteria was built in 1934 from stone supplied by a nearby quarry.  The school eventually grew to over 500 students after World War II, and a new school was built for the students on DeZavala Rd.—Locke Hill Elementary  (Allen 2013).

The last planned reunion of Locke Hill students who attended the school between the 1940’s through the 1960’s is being held in October 2013.  These students are some of the first graduates of the Northside I.S.D., and about 150 former students are expected to attend.

Allen, Paula.  “Locke Hill Elementary has a long history.”  San Antonio Express-News, September 15, 2013: J4.