Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Campus

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Campus (HMH2S)

Location: Austin, TX 78712 Travis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 17.501', W 97° 44.258'

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The Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary held its first classes in a donated building at 9th and Navasota. President T.R. Sampson, hoping to create a strong association between the seminary and the University of Texas, promoted the relocation of the campus closer to the University.

In 1906, the seminary board purchased land at this site. With funds from the bequest of former Governor Francis R. Lubbock, a campus refectory (Lubbock Hall) was constructed in 1907. A second, larger building (later named Sampson Hall) was built to house dormitory rooms, offices, classrooms and the library. Both buildings were designed by Austin architect George Endress and constructed of buff brick with Mission Revival detailing. Five faculty homes were built on seminary property in 1909.

During World War I, the Presbyterian Seminary closed temporarily and leased its buildings to the United States Government until reopening in 1921. The seminary chapel, constructed in 1941, provided a strong focal point for the seminary campus. By 1996, Sampson Hall, Lubbock Hall and the original faculty homes had been razed to make room for other facilities.

The seminary's relationship with the University of Texas, spurred by the proximity of the two campuses, continued to evolve over the years through regular classes, bible chair courses, lecture series and professor exchanges. Relocation to 27th street thus fulfilled President Sampson's dream for many educational opportunities for students at both institutions.
HM NumberHMH2S
Marker Number12757
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 11:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 621399 N 3351781
Decimal Degrees30.29168333, -97.73763333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 17.501', W 97° 44.258'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 17' 30.06" N, 97° 44' 15.48" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 E 27th St, Austin TX 78712, US
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