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Dallas Hall

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1915, Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge

Dallas Hall with its monumental Corinthian portico and stepped dome, designed by the Chicago office of the Boston firm, emulates Thomas Jefferson’s Rotunda at the University of Virginia and set the red brick Georgian tone for the campus. Three-story wings extend to each side of the central polygonal block. The building housed all university functions when it opened. Unlike the University of Virginia, however, no lateral buildings face and enclose the central quadrangle. A ring road separates buildings east and west of the quadrangle, which also generally orient their side elevations to the space. Clements Hall (1915; formerly Atkins Hall) was the original residential facility at the southeast corner of the quadrangle.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Dallas Hall", [Dallas, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 170-170.

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