"Old Red"

"Old Red" (HM1MZR)

Location: Texas City, TX 77590 Galveston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 18.684', W 94° 46.745'

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(Ashbel Smith Building)

First, and originally the only, building of University of Texas Medical Branch. Master architect Nicholas J. Clayton designed the massive Romanesque structure. It was dedicated October 5, 1891.

Although rooms were almost devoid of equipment, the school boasted a young, vigorous staff. Enrollment in 1891 was 23.

The building was named in 1949 for Ashbel Smith (1805-86), pioneer surgeon, diplomat, and "Father of the University of Texas".
Marker Number7539
Year Placed1969
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 327224 N 3243800
Decimal Degrees29.31140000, -94.77908333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 18.684', W 94° 46.745'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 18' 41.04" N, 94° 46' 44.7" W
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Area Code(s)409, 281
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900 Texas Ave, Texas City TX 77590, US
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