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George W. Carroll Science Hall

 
 
George W. Carroll Science Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, August 20, 2022
1. George W. Carroll Science Hall Marker
Inscription.  

Carroll Science Hall was named in honor of businessman and philanthropist George Washington Carroll, who gave two separate donations of $60,000 and $15,000 to Baylor University for the construction of a hall devoted to science. In 1902, the university's senior class "affectionately dedicated" the yearbook to Carroll, in recognition of his donation.

Completed in 1903, Carroll Science Hall boasted three floors and a basement containing laboratories and classrooms for the instruction of chemistry, physics, biology, geology and astronomy, as well as administrative offices. The basement served as one of the many homes of Baylor's museum. Designed by architect S. Wemyss Smith, the Beaux Arts style building features large rusticated limestone blocks with beaded mortar joints in the first story and basement, while the upper brick floors mingle with limestone string courses, lintels and sills. The front entrance includes four ionic columns above an entry pavilion, while the rear of the rectangular plan building has a prominent rounded extension.

As Baylor expanded during the Twentieth Century, construction of the Sid Richardson
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Science Building and the Goebel Science Building in the 1960s left Carroll Science Hall without its original purpose. However, a series of major interior renovations begun in the mid-1970s and completed in the early 1980s changed laboratories and other outdated facilities into traditional classrooms, while adding essential necessities such as central heat and air conditioning. Although the building is now the home of the university's department of English, it retains its original name, firmly rooting it in the history and traditions of Baylor University.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2009.
Marker is property of the State of Texas
 
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16017.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducationScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 31° 32.762′ N, 97° 7.208′ W. Marker is in Waco, Texas, in McLennan County. Marker can be reached from Speight Avenue east of South 7th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1401 S 5th St, Waco TX 76706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Main (within shouting distance of this marker); Burleson Quadrangle (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgia Burleson and Early Female Education at Baylor
George W. Carroll Science Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, August 20, 2022
2. George W. Carroll Science Hall Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor Patrick Morris Neff (about 300 feet away); Carroll Library (about 400 feet away); The Texas Collection (about 400 feet away); Baylor University (about 500 feet away); R. E. B. Baylor (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waco.
 
George W. Carroll Science Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kayla Harper, August 20, 2022
3. George W. Carroll Science Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2022, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2022, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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