The Austin Building at Stephen F. Austin State University in Historic Nacogdoches

View of the Stephen F. Austin Building from Alumni Drive in Historic Nacogdoches

The Austin Building at Stephen F. Austin State University in Historic Nacogdoches

The Austin Building at Stephen F. Austin State University was constructed in 1922-23
and is the university's oldest academic building still in use. This classical revival structure
was typical of early 20th century design for colleges and governmental buildings in Texas.
Characteristics of this style are evident in the pedimental entry bay with columns,
double door entry at the top of a ceremonial flight of stairs, and cast stone detailing.
Originally the administrative headquarters and classroom facility for a provincial liberal arts
teachers college, the Austin Building has become the nerve center of a multi-disciplinary
university with thousands of students of various cultural and national origins.
(Texas Historical Commission Commemorative plaque, 1993)


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