Details for Dallas Hall (SMU) (Atlas Number 5113006670)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5113006670


Marker Number 6670
Atlas Number 5113006670
Marker Title Dallas Hall (SMU)
Index Entry Dallas Hall (Southern Methodist University)
City Dallas
County Dallas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 707526
UTM Northing 3635871
Subject Codes educational buildings; Methodist (Methodist Episcopal and United Methodist) denomination; educational topics; design and construction
Marker Year 1979
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location SMU Campus, Daniels at Athens, Dallas
Marker Size 16" x 12" Plate & Medallion
Marker Text DALLAS HALL, SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY When Dallas was selected in 1911 as the site for a new Methodist university, local citizens pledged 622.5 acres of land and $300,000. In appreciation, the first building on campus was named Dallas Hall. SMU President Robert S. Hyer chose the Chicago Branch of Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge to design the Hall. Influenced by Thomas Jefferson's plan for the University of Virginia, it opened in 1915 and for a decade housed all classrooms, university offices, the chapel and the library. RTHL - 1979