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Early Texas A&M Campus Housing

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, July 1, 2018
1. Early Texas A&M Campus Housing Marker
Inscription.  When Texas A&M University opened in 1876, it was four miles from Bryan, the nearest town, and the need for campus housing for faculty and staff arose. The first of the campus houses, five brick homes along the east side of Throckmorton Street, were built in 1876.

By 1938, there were more than one hundred homes on campus. The types of houses varied, ranging from large Queen Anne style homes to small bungalows and cottages. The homes were located throughout the campus.

When the City of College Station was incorporated in 1938, housing in town became available, and the decision was made to remove the faculty housing. Many residents expressed a desire to buy their homes, and the college began accepting bids in 1941. One third of the houses were soon sold, with prices ranging from $200-$800. Another third were sold and moved over the next twenty years. The rest of the original structures were burned or razed. None remain on campus.

Forty-one of the original homes have been located. Thirty-eight are in College Station, two are in Bryan, and one is about two miles north of Bryan.

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By Brian Anderson, July 1, 2018
2. Early Texas A&M Campus Housing Marker
1836 - 1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8675.)
 
Location. 30° 36.695′ N, 96° 20.277′ W. Marker is in College Station, Texas, in Brazos County. Marker is on Throckmorton Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on the Texas A&M University campus in Aggie Park, between Kyle Field and the Sanders Corps of Cadets Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: College Station TX 77840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Texas A&M Corps of Cadets (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Play-By-Play Radio Broadcast of a College Football Game (about 600 feet away); Main Drill Field, Texas A&M University (approx. mile away); Nagle Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Texas AMC and WWI (approx. 0.3 miles away); Academic Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); College Station Railroad Depots (approx. 0.4 miles away); Francis Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Station.
 
Additional comments.
1. Campus Housing
I was Mayor of College Station when this marker was installed. I used work done by Professor Paul Van Riper to write the application for this marker. I was a member of the County Historic
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    — Submitted May 11, 2019, by Gary Halter of College Station, Texas.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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