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Sherman Hall, Austin College

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1915, C. D. Hill; 1989 renovated. 920 N. Grand Ave.

Austin College was founded in 1849 in Huntsville by Presbyterian minister Daniel Baker and relocated to Sherman in 1876. Following a fire that burned the college’s “Old Main” administration building to the ground, it was replaced with this buff brick building. The three-story, classical structure features full-height engaged Ionic columns on the building’s east facade and originally housed the library, classrooms, and an auditorium-chapel, which accounts for the stained glass windows on the second floor.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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

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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, 122-122.

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