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Georgetown in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Southwestern University Main Building

 
 
Southwestern University Main Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. Southwestern University Main Building Marker
Inscription. Oldest structure on permanent campus. Planned 1895-97 as chapel, library, classrooms, offices, when the regent (president) was Dr. J.H. McLean (1838-1925); built 1898-1900 under regent R.S. Hyer (1860-1929). From throughout the state came building fund gifts, which even included land from plantation of late Texas President Sam Houston. Neo-Romanesque style. Builders, Flume & Waterston (from British Isles), had worked on state capitol.
 
Erected 1962 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9342.)
 
Location. 30° 38.001′ N, 97° 40.048′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on East University Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 E University Ave, Georgetown TX 78626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Woman’s Club of Georgetown (within shouting distance of this marker); Easley Home (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southwestern University (about 700 feet away); Amos-Godbey House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Judge Harry N. Graves
Southwestern University Main Building and Marker (Front Left) image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
2. Southwestern University Main Building and Marker (Front Left)
(approx. 0.2 miles away); W.C. Vaden House (approx. 0.2 miles away); XI Chapter Kappa Alpha Order (approx. 0.2 miles away); Iota Chapter (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Southwestern University Main Building (Left Tower) image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
3. Southwestern University Main Building (Left Tower)
Southwestern University Main Building (Front Right) image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
4. Southwestern University Main Building (Front Right)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 572 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016.
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