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

Old Main Building

 
 
Old Main Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, March 10, 2007
1. Old Main Building Marker
Inscription. First permanent structure built by state of Texas for teacher training--when Joseph Baldwin was president of Sam Houston Normal Institute, L. S. Ross was governor, and A. T. McKinney was chairman of the S.H.N.I. local board. Cornerstone was laid Sept. 23, 1889, with main address by The Hon. O. M. Roberts, Governor when S.H.N.I. was chartered in 1879. Also present was state school superintendent Oscar H. Cooper, a member of the first faculty. Completed in 1891, Main gave institute its first library, 8 large classrooms, a distinctive chapel. Architect: Alfred Mueller.
 
Erected 1970 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8461.)
 
Location. 30° 42.962′ N, 95° 33.01′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker is on University Avenue near 17th Street, on the right when traveling east. 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. Austin College Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Peabody Library Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Presidents Tree (about 600 feet
Old Main Memorial marker and time capsule image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, March 10, 2007
2. Old Main Memorial marker and time capsule
away, measured in a direct line); Law Office (Sam Houston) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Margaret Moffette Lea Houston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodland, Home of Sam Houston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Steamboat House (approx. mile away); Henry Opera House (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Regarding Old Main Building. Marker is near the corner of 17th Street and University Avenue on the Sam Houston State University campus, facing north. Old Main was destroyed by fire on February 12, 1982.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Old Main Buildng. (Submitted on May 31, 2008, by Buildingshsu of Austin, Texas.)
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
Old Main Building cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, July 4, 2007
3. Old Main Building cornerstone
The cornerstone of the Main Building – located at the northeastern corner – was laid in September 1889.
Old Main Building cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, July 4, 2007
4. Old Main Building cornerstone
This cornerstone – located at the northwestern corner – commemorates the men who designed and helped construct the Main Building.
Old Main Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, July 4, 2007
5. Old Main Building Marker
A view to the east from the time capsule of the Old Main Memorial.
Old Main Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Buildingshsu, July 4, 2007
6. Old Main Building Marker
A view to the west from the time capsule of the Old Main Memorial.
 
 
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