Monday, October 22, 2012

The 1904 Administration Building

Images of the 1904 Administration Building (top) and its third floor auditorium room. It served the school for 19 years. Note the lettering over the entrance; "North Texas State Normal". The auditorium could seat up to 1200 students. The school once held daily religious services in the auditorium. Student attendance was mandatory until around 1923.

This building was torn down in 1923 to make room for the current Auditorium.  The materials were used to build Harriss Gymnasium, which was torn down around 1956 to make room for the current Administration Building. It is unclear where these materials ended up after this period.