Early Texas A&M Campus Housing

Early Texas A&M Campus Housing (HM2908)

Location: College Station, TX 77840 Brazos County
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N 30° 36.695', W 96° 20.277'

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When Texas A&M University opened in 1876, it was four miles from Bryan, the nearest town, and the need for campus housing for faculty and staff arose. The first of the campus houses, five brick homes along the east side of Throckmorton Street, were built in 1876.
By 1938, there were more than one hundred homes on campus. The types of houses varied, ranging from large Queen Anne style homes to small bungalows and cottages. The homes were located throughout the campus.
When the City of College Station was incorporated in 1938, housing in town became available, and the decision was made to remove the faculty housing. Many residents expressed a desire to buy their homes, and the college began accepting bids in 1941. One third of the houses were soon sold, with prices ranging from $200-$800. Another third were sold and moved over the next twenty years. The rest of the original structures were burned or razed. None remain on campus.
Forty-one of the original homes have been located. Thirty-eight are in College Station, two are in Bryan, and one is about two miles north of Bryan.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986
HM NumberHM2908
Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 755204 N 3389577
Decimal Degrees30.61158333, -96.33795000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 36.695', W 96° 20.277'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 36' 41.7" N, 96° 20' 16.62" W
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Area Code(s)979
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112 Throckmorton St, College Station TX 77840, US
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