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Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Austin College Building

 
 
Austin College Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, March 12, 2006
1. Austin College Building Marker
Inscription. The Presbyterian Church established Austin College in Huntsville in 1849 and erected this structure in 1851-52. Austin College moved to Sherman in 1876, and in 1879 this building was deeded to the state for use by the newly-established Sam Houston Normal Institute (now Sam Houston State University). The Greek Revival-era building features a three-bay front facade, two-story portico, and Doric columns. A third floor, added in 1882, was removed in 1926-27.
 
Erected 1964 by Texas Historic Commission. (Marker Number 8426.)
 
Location. 30° 42.94′ N, 95° 33.004′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from University Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1741 University Avenue, Huntsville TX 77341, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Main Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Peabody Library Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Presidents Tree (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Law Office (Sam Houston) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Margaret Moffette Lea Houston
Austin College Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, March 13, 2014
2. Austin College Building Marker
A plaque commemorating Austin Hall being added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodland, Home of Sam Houston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Steamboat House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Opera House (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on the south side of building.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Austin College Building image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, July 4, 2007
3. Austin College Building
Austin College Building and Sam Houston Statue image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, March 12, 2006
4. Austin College Building and Sam Houston Statue
The Sam Houston Centennial Statue was dedicated in 1979 in celebration of the university's centennial. The life-size bronze statue of Sam Houston stands guard facing the quadrangle on the southern side of the Austin College Building. The statue is the work of Houston artist Trace Guthrie.
Austin College Building - First Law School in Texas image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, March 12, 2006
5. Austin College Building - First Law School in Texas
A plaque on the Austin College Building commemorates Austin College establishing the first law school in Texas in 1855.
Austin College Building - Trustees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, March 12, 2006
6. Austin College Building - Trustees Marker
A plaque on the Austin College Building identifies the Charter Trustees of Austin College, including Sam Houston.
Austin College Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, March 12, 2006
7. Austin College Building Marker
A plaque on the Austin College Building identifies the structure as being used continuously by educational institutions since its construction in 1851, including Austin College (1851-1876); Mitchell College, a private academy (1876-79); and Sam Houston State University (1879 to present).
 
 
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