– George Jean Nathan
Houston Homan High School.. or uh… Middle School – 8″ x 10″ Watercolor & Ink
Houston Homan was dedicated in 1923. This four story structure was the second high school building located on the south end of main street at 111 Forest Street. Houston Homan was located west of and adjacent to Jackson Lee High School. Highway expansion required the demolition of the beautiful 3 1/2 story Jackson Lee Building. (Hmmmm… three and a half? What do we do with the half story?)
Houston Homan served the high school students of our district until the current high school was completed in 1967. The Houston Homan building then became Eufaula’s Middle School. In 2007, the middle school students began attending Eufaula’s new middle school building located west of town. The Houston Homan building is currently empty.
About George Jean Nathan
George Jean Nathan, the acerbic American drama critic, was renowned for what he called destructive theater criticism, which helped shape a more serious theatrical community and paved the way for modern critics. He was born in 1882 in Indiana. He and H.L. Mencken coedited the magazines Smart Set and The American Mercury. Although he found little to like in the theater, he became a fierce champion of the playwrights he did appreciate, including Eugene O’Neill and Sean O’Casey. He died in 1958.