Phillis Wheatley Senior High School
4801 Providence St
Wheatley High, one of the most architecturally signicant school buildings in Houston, was built near the end of the segregation era to house 1,500 African-American students. Enrollment is now down to 731. HISD marked the exceptionally well-built building for destruction following the successful bond election in November 2002. The excuse: decades of deferred maintenance. The architects — MacKie & Kamrath — were Houston’s foremost modernists in the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright.