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Jack K. Williams Administration Building

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1932, Frederick E. Giesecke
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Forming a new quadrangle to the east of the original academic quad, the Administration Building addresses the formal entrance to campus from S. Texas Avenue. The four-story Beaux-Arts buff brick structure is classically divided into base, shaft, and attic levels. A grand range of fourteen two-story Ionic columns in antis provides the monumental scale needed for the long vista from the highway. The roof edge has a crenellated appearance formed by closely spaced acroteria. Marble staircases and stained glass windows add richness to the interiors.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Jack K. Williams Administration Building", [Bryan, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 111-111.

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