Dallas Heritage Village
In the 1880's Texas appropriated funds to construct schools and improve education; the school in Renner School is typical of schools built during this time. The interior and exterior details and the number of windows and their arrangement indicate that the building may have been built from one of many architectural patterns available at that time. A wood burning stove warmed the building in the winter and cross-ventilation from the windows cooled it in the warmer months. First through fifth grades assembled in the classroom downstairs and sixth and seventh met upstairs in the "high school" room.
The building was moved to the Dallas Heritage Village in 1977 and restored. The original black boards (boards painted black) are visible and walls and trim remain their original color of grey.