Details for Old Red, Ashbel Smith Building (Atlas Number 5167007539)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167007539


Marker Number 7539
Atlas Number 5167007539
Marker Title Old Red, Ashbel Smith Building
Index Entry Old Red, Ashbel Smith Building
Address 916 Strand
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 327146
UTM Northing 3243709
Subject Codes educational topics
Marker Year 1969
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text First, and originally the only, building of University of Texas Medical Branch. Master architect Nicholas J. Clayton designed the massive Romanesque structure. It was dedicated October 5, 1891. Although rooms were almost devoid of equipment, the school boasted a young, vigorous staff. Enrollment in 1891 was 23. The building was named in 1949 for Ashbel Smith (1805-86), pioneer surgeon, diplomat, and "Father of the University of Texas." Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1969