Details for Saint Edward's University Main Building (Atlas Number 5507014821)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014821


Marker Number 14821
Atlas Number 5507014821
Marker Title Saint Edward's University Main Building
Index Entry Saint Edward's University Main Building
Address 3001 S. Congress
City Austin
County Travis
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 619808
UTM Northing 3344907
Subject Codes educational buildings; educational topics; Roman Catholic denomination
Marker Year 1972
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plate
Marker Text Erected in 1888, rebuilt after fire in 1903. Nicholas J. Clayton, Master Architect, designed both buildings in Gothic Revival style. Serves institution founded in 1873 by Congregation of Holy Cross, as male Catholic school. First pupils were local farm boys. In 1921 college-level courses were added. Was rechartered in 1925 as a University. During World War II, served as an academy and flying school. Admitted women in 1966. Recorded Texas Historic landmark – 1972