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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
College Station in Brazos County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Sbisa Dining Hall

Sbisa Dining Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 1, 2018
1. Sbisa Dining Hall Marker
Inscription.  Sbisa Dining Hall (1913) was designed by campus architect Frederick E. Giesecke to replace the castle-like 1897 mess hall that burned in 1911. It anchors the north end of Military Walk whose south terminus was Guion Assembly Hall (1918-1971). A one-story building with a basement, it is constructed in reinforced concrete and brick masonry, with entries marked with doric porticos and pediments. The facade has brick pilasters alternating with arched wood windows and doors. A hipped roof was added during the renovations and restorations of 1988- 2001. The building is named for Bernard Sbisa, who was "Supervisor of Subsistence Department" for the college from 1879 to 1926.
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 1913.
Location. 30° 37.017′ N, 96° 20.611′ 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: 233 Houston Street, College Station TX 77840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. K. K. Legett Hall Centennial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Silver Taps (approx. 0.2 miles away); A&M United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Academic Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Texas AMC and WWI (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chemistry Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nagle Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francis Hall (approx. ¼ mile 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.
Sbisa Dining Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, July 1, 2018
2. Sbisa Dining Hall
Marker is located to the left of the main entrance. It can be partially seen behind the columns in this photo.
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 408 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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