Gregory-Lincoln Education Center is a K-8 school located at 1101 Taft in the Fourth Ward area of Houston, Texas, United States.Gregory-Lincoln, a combined elementary and middle school that serves grades Kindergarten through 8, is a part of the Houston Independent School District.Gregory-Lincoln has a fine arts magnet that takes students in both the elementary and middle school levels.As of 2013 Carlos Phillips is the principal administrator of Gregory-Lincoln.HistoryA previous campus for Gregory Lincoln was built in 1966. The original campus had three stories. In the school's history it received enrollment decreases, particularly when the population decreased from 900 students in the 2000-2001 period to about 700 students in the 2004-2005 period.In 2000, the district announced that Gregory-Lincoln would receive a new campus that would be on the site of the old campus. Initially HISD planned to locate the HSPVA High Schoolfor the Performing and Visual Arts on the same site. Rumors of an American Civil War grave site prevented any development for several years. In 2006 Houston ISD did not find any new grave sites and started development of Gregory-Lincoln. The new Gregory-Lincoln campus was scheduled to be completed by 2008.The development attracted controversy since it used eminent domain to seize property owned by existing residents, even though some residents expressed a reluctance to have their property seized. Betty L. Martin of the Houston Chronicle said that some of the properties were "reputed to be of historical significance."