Details for Austin College Building (Atlas Number 5471008426)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5471008426


Marker Number 8426
Atlas Number 5471008426
Marker Title Austin College Building
Index Entry Austin College Building
Address 1700 Sam Houston
County Walker
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 255268
UTM Northing 3400690
Subject Codes buildings; educational topics
Marker Year 1964
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Near the intersection of 17th St. and University on the Sam Houston State University campus, Huntsville.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text The Presbyterian Church established Austin College in Huntsville in 1849 and erected this structure in 1851-52. Austin College moved to Sherman in 1876, and in 1879 this building was deeded to the state for use by the newly-established Sam Houston Normal Institute (now Sam Houston State University). The Greek revival-era building features a three-bay front facade, two-story portico, and Doric columns. A third floor, added in 1882, was removed in 1926-27.