Thomas Jefferson High School Historical Preservation Society

Fountain Restoration Project
on the Move!

Restoration of the Student Council fountain took a step forward on Wednesday (November 2nd) when the Historic and Design Review Commission (HDRC) gave final approval for the Thomas Jefferson High School Historical Preservation Society's project application.

James Gray, landscape architect at Rialto Studio in San Antonio, Sylvia Aguilar and Dana Ward (both TJHSHPS Board members) were present at the hearing. This milestone clears the way for TJHSHPS to pursue approval by the Texas Historical Commission.

Alumni who want to be a part of the ongoing efforts of the TJHSHPS to preserve, conserve, and educate can contribute to the success of the fountains restoration with donations or by buying a Mustang Legacy Circle memory brick.

When Will I See My Memory Brick? 

Many of you who have ordered bricks want to know when they will be installed. Since we pay for a full day of labor each time the brick layers come out, we are doing the installations in batches.

The fist batch of 252 bricks was laid on April 19, 2016.

All orders received by November 30, 2016 will be submitted as the second batch to our vendor for engraving.

Is Your Class Represented?

The highlighted classes have a brick in the Mustang Legacy Circle. Get your class involved!

    1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

On April 19, 2016 the first batch of memory bricks were put in around the flagpole. Seeing the bricks in place really brought the project to life. I was proud to see mine take its place among a group of special people - Jeff graduates who care deeply about the restoration of their school's beauty. Go by and see it when you have a chance.

Those of you who have not ordered you brick(s) can still do so. The circle around the pole is near completion, and then we will spread out into the 3 spokes that extend from the inner circle.

Remember, the proceeds from the sale of these sand-blast engraved bricks will become part of the fund to restore the fountain in the Student Council Patio [see fountain-related story].

Read the details of the Memory Brick project.

Download and print the Memory Brick Order Form.

Update January 9, 2016: 212 of the 1,156 needed. have been purchased

Volunteers Needed

TJHS HPS needs volunteers to help at events we hold and attend. Please send your name, phone number, and e-mail address to Dana (Goodwin) Ward at

210-392-3262 or

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Thomas Jefferson High School Historical Preservation Society, PO Box 5567, San Antonio, TX 78201-0557

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