Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(Ashbel Smith Building)
Although rooms were almost devoid of equipment, the school boasted a young, vigorous staff. Enrollment in 1891 was 23.
The building was named in 1949 for Ashbel Smith (1805-86), pioneer surgeon, diplomat, and "Father of the University of Texas".
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7539.)
Location. 29° 18.684′ N, 94° 46.745′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from The Strand Street east of 11th Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is at the big red/orange building, on the left of the big stairs. If you look carefully you can see it just to the left of the narrow arched opening. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Galveston Medical College (a few steps from this marker); St. Mary's Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Near Campsites of Louis-Michel Aury and Francisco Xavier Mina Jean Lafitte (approx. 0.4 miles away); Victor Gustafson Home (approx. half a mile away); Galveston, C. S. A. (approx. half a mile away); Frederich-Erhard House (approx. half a mile away); George Fox House (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Galveston.
Regarding "Old Red". This building is in the National Registry of Historic Places. Now called "Old Red" this is the first, and originally the only, building of the first medical school in Texas
Also see . . .
1. University of Texas Medical Branch. (Submitted on August 17, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Ashbel Smith Building. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 17, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Additional keywords. Galveston Medical College, University of Texas Medical Branch
Categories. • Education • Notable Buildings •
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