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Texas Hall (Trinity University)
The four-story Texas Hall is the largest building for miles and is eye-catching in its imposing Second Empire style. The three-part building has a locally quarried, rusticated limestone base and brick walls punctuated by evenly spaced windows, some of which are monumental, double height, and Gothic arched. A metal-shingled mansard roof with pedimented dormers caps this handsome, stately building. Constructed in stages, as evidenced by slight fenestration changes on subsequent additions, the building served as the home of Trinity University until it was sold in 1902 to Westminster College, a Methodist college that changed later to Westminster Junior College and Bible Institute. In private hands since 1976, this building and site are ghostly reminders of this once thriving community.
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