Last Saturday, a friend and I drove to Crockett, TX to photograph the abandoned Mary Allen Seminary. It was a rainy start to the day. We left Houston around noon and arrived in Crockett around 3:00...just as the skies started clearing. Perfect timing.
Mary Allen Seminary was the first black women's college in the state of Texas. Initially a parochial school founded and run by white Presbyterians, it was restructured in 1924 and became an accredited junior college with an all-black faculty and black administrator in 1933. The school was closed in 1943, reopened the following year, and operated until 1972.
Below are some of the photos I came away with as well as links to the full galleries.