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College Station in Brazos County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Academic Building

 
 
Academic Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 1, 2018
1. Academic Building Marker
Inscription.  The Academic Building (1914) was designed by campus architect Frederick E. Giesecke, '86 and Samuel E. Gideon, after Old Main was destroyed by fire in 1912. The beaux-arts classical design is a four-storied reinforced concrete structure faced with brick, and crowned with a copper dome. The front facade has four ionic columns supporting the classical pediment. Exterior cast stone belt course, lintels, cornices, columns and panels are made of red granite aggregate made on the construction site. The interior rotunda is framed by twenty-six doric columns, with a mosaic of the university seal in the floor (1978), and houses a Liberty Bell replica presented to the college in 1950.
 
Erected 2001 by Texas A&M University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 30° 36.94′ N, 96° 20.454′ W. Marker is in College Station, Texas, in Brazos County. Marker can be reached from Houston Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 377 Houston Street, College Station TX 77843, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Texas AMC and WWI (within shouting distance of this marker); Nagle Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Silver Taps (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); K. K. Legett Hall Centennial (about 500 feet away); Francis Hall (about 700 feet away); Chemistry Building (about 800 feet away); History Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sbisa Dining Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Station.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of a series placed on the historic campus buildings to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Texas A&M University.
 
Academic Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 1, 2018
2. Academic Building
Marker is located next to the main entrance to the building. It is not visible in this photo, but is positioned roughly behind the statue visible in the foreground.
Academic Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 1, 2018
3. Academic Building Marker
The Academic Building was built on the site of Old Main, the first building erected on the campus.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 814 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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