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

Historical Building

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By Joe Lotz, August 4, 2021
1. Historical Building Marker

Built in 1912-13 to serve as a library and gymnasium, this is the oldest remaining building on the North Texas campus. It became known as the Historical Building in 1925, when history professor Joseph Lyman Kingsbury (1880-1949) began a museum that was housed here until 1986. The institution's eclectic collection included published works and artifacts from around the world. Upon the museum's closing the collection was distributed to other institutions in Denton. The building also has housed academic offices, classrooms, and the college radio station.
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2496.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
Location. 33° 12.815′ N, 97° 8.788′ W. Marker is in Denton, Texas, in Denton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Avenue A and West Mulberry Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Avenue A, Denton TX 76201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First University Building (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct
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By Joe Lotz, August 4, 2021
2. Historical Building and Marker
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line); James Newton and Eva Tabor Rayzor House (approx. ¼ mile away); Lipscomb-Doggett House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Scripture-Deavenport House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Martin-Russell House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mounts House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Christal House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mounts-Wright House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denton.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2021, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2021, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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