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Old Main Building

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Huntsville, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 42' 56.134116", -95° 33' 0.120816"
    Texas State
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    First permanent structure built by state of Texas for teacher training--when Joseph Baldwin was president of Sam Houston Normal Institute, L. S. Ross was governor, and A. T. McKinney was chairman of the S.H.N.I. local board. Cornerstone was laid Sept. 23, 1889, with main address by The Hon. O. M. Roberts, Governor when S.H.N.I. was chartered in 1879. Also present was state school superintendent Oscar H. Cooper, a member of the first faculty. Completed in 1891, Main gave institute its first library, 8 large classrooms, a distinctive chapel. Architect: Alfred Mueller.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Old Main Building Historical Marker Location Map, Huntsville, Texas