Details for Southwestern University Main Building (Atlas Number 5491009342)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5491009342


Marker Number 9342
Atlas Number 5491009342
Marker Title Southwestern University Main Building
Index Entry Main Building, Southwestern University
Address 1000 E. University
City Georgetown
County Williamson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 627682
UTM Northing 3389762
Subject Codes educational buildings; Romanesque/Richardsonian Romanesque (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1000 E. University Ave. (SH 29), Georgetown
Marker Size Medallion and plate
Marker Text Oldest structure on permanent campus. Planned 1895-97 as chapel, library, classrooms, offices, when the regent (president) was Dr. J. H. McLean (1838-1925); built 1898-1900 under regent R. S. Hyer (1860-1929). From throughout the state came building fund gifts, which even included land from plantation of late Texas president Sam Houston. Neo-Romanesque style. Builders, Flume & Waterston (from British Isles), had worked on State Capitol. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962