Constructed in 1852, Austin Hall is the oldest continuously used education building west of the Mississippi River. It was designed in the Greek Revival style and features prominent architectural elements such as Tuscan columnns and a cupola. It was here that the state's first law school and first tax-supported teacher training school were established. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
Backstory and Context
Mac Woodward, Mary Holland, & Allison W. Chambers. "Austin Hall." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. January 2, 2013. https://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/NR/pdfs/12001134/12001134.pdf.
Photo: Larry D. Moore, via Wikimedia Commons