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Inventory of Buildings, 1891-1985 | University Archives

By Perri Hamilton

Collection Overview

Title: Inventory of Buildings, 1891-1985Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1900-1951
ID: 02/14/U0093
Primary Creator: Facilities
Extent: 2.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The information was originally in a book. The folders maintain the order of the pages from the book.
Date Acquired: 00/00/2010
Languages: English

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Abstract

This collection contains information sheets on UNT buildings and properties that the school aquired from 1891 to 1951.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection provides information on buildings on campus and those purchased by the school between 1891 and 1951. The information sheets give a description of the structure, its location, the history of the building, the cost to build or purchase it and its current value. Some buildings are also represented with photographs.

Collection Historical Note

The material on the campus buildings was gathered and maintained by the employees of the Facilities Department.

Biographical Note

The Facilities Department is responsible for maintaining the buildings and grounds of the University of North Texas.

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department.  Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in the UNT Archives and Rare Book department vault.  The UNT Archives and Rare Book department request a 24 hour notice from patrons in order to page materials from vault and ready the materials for use.  Please contact the UNT Archives and Rare Book department for further information.
Acquisition Source: Facilities
Acquisition Method: Gift

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 2Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 706370
Folder 1: Ramey Courts (Barracks A-D), 1950Add to your cart.
Three two-story (A, B, D) and one one-story (C) Army barracks donated to UNT by the Federal Public Housing Authority at the close of World War II. The buildings would be sold in 1950. They occupied the block just south of Chilton Hall. The file contains an information sheet and one black and white print.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 2: Storage House at the Miniture Golf Course, Janitor's Cottage, 1950Add to your cart.
The Storage House was a frame room built pior to 1930 to serve the studens who played miniature golf. It was sold in 1950.  The Janitor's Cottage was located at 1421 W. Chestnut Street. It was used to house employees whose duties called for them to live on campus. It was torn down in 1954 to clear the land needed for the Administration Building (1956).
Sheets: 2
Folder 3: Athletic Club House, 1949Add to your cart.
The Athletic Club House was built on top of Highland Park Hill overlooking the Golf Course. The information sheet provides: a description, location, history, function and value. There is a black and white print of the building. A memorandum sheet gives an outline of the structure and its demensions. There is also an information sheet on Golf Couse Caddy House. It only provides the value of the structue.
Print: 1
Sheets: 3
Folder 4: Lowe Buildings, 1948Add to your cart.
The information sheet lists a residence, garage, shop, shed, and two chicken houses in this group. Information provided includes: a description, location, history, function, and value.
Sheet: 1
Folder 5: Garage Apartment in Golf Park, 1951Add to your cart.
This was a wood frame machinery shop with apartment that was located on the golf grounds. It was rented to an employee working on the golf course.
Sheet: 1
Folder 6: Boy Scout Hut, 1950Add to your cart.
This structure was originally meant to house the Demonstration School band rehearsals as well as Boy Scout Troop 5. The building was not large enough for both activities and the band was moved to other quarters.
Sheet: 1
Folder 7: Cold Drink Stand, 1948Add to your cart.
Frame stand located at the north west corner of the (outdoor) swimming pool. It was erected in the early 1930s.
Sheet: 1
Folder 8: College Hospital (1933), College Hospital Annex, 1950Add to your cart.
The information sheet gives a short history of hospial buildings on campus and how UNT was able to finance building the hospital in 1933. Also included is a black and white print of the building. The Hospital Annex was an Army surplus structure from Camp Howze. It was made available to the campus by the Federal Public Housing Authority.
Print: 1
Sheets: 2
Folder 9: Gas Station and Tool House at the Power Plant, c. 1950Add to your cart.
This structure was located south of the southwest corner of the Power Plant. In the early 1930s it was erected by and belonged to the Lone Star Gas Company. The tool house was erected in 1932 by UNT.
Sheet: 1
Folder 10: Field House, c.1950Add to your cart.
The Field House was built in 1933 underneath the grandstand that served the first football field [currently the location of A. M. Willis Library]. It served as a store room for football equipment.
Sheet: 1
Folder 11: Park Projection Booth, 1950Add to your cart.
The projection booth was built to the east of the swimming pool. It was used from about 1930 to 1949 at the park theater (a bandstand designed by O'Neil Ford, a UNT alumnus).
Sheet: 1
Folder 12: Power Plant, 1950Add to your cart.
A T-shaped building that included boilers to provide heat to the buildings on the original campus area. The structure also housed the Industrial Arts Department wood shop and at one time the cerfew bell was on its roof.
Print: 1
sheet: 1
Folder 13: President's Residence and Garage, 1951Add to your cart.
The president's house was built during the administration of President Bruce on the original site of the Normal Building. The garage was erected in 1932 to replace the original garage. A black and white print of the president's home is included.
Print: 1
Sheets: 2
Folder 14: Student's Memorial Union Building, 1950Add to your cart.
This structure was meant to honor service men and women who had servied in World Wars I and II. The information sheet provides: a description, location, history, function and value. There are two black and white prints of the front and back of this structure.
Prints: 2
Sheet: 1
Folder 15: Ticket Booth, 1950Add to your cart.
A small structure built in 1930 when the first grandstand was erected. It proved to be to small to handle the sports crowds and was replaced by a large brick structure.
Sheet: 1
Folder 16: Ticket Offices, 1950Add to your cart.
Two reverse twin brick structures built at the entrance to the football park. They stood just east of the Music Hall.
Sheet: 1
Folder 17: Canada House, Canada Cottage, Canada House (2) Double Garage, Store House, 1950Add to your cart.
Information sheets on five structures owned by UNT. Both Canada Houses were purchased to aquire land for a permanent hospital building. The structures sat on the north side of Chestnut Street. The double garage and the store house were part of the Canada House properties.
Sheets: 5
Folder 18: Clayton House, 1948Add to your cart.
A cottage that was purchased by the university in 1948 to aquire land for future expansion. The structure was used as rental property.
Sheet: 1
Folder 19: Shirley House, 1949Add to your cart.
A frame cottage that was located at 1400 Maple Street. It was purchased by UNT in 1949.
Sheet: 1
Folder 20: Hill Cottage, 1949Add to your cart.
This frame cottage was purchased by UNT from Mrs. Pearl M. Hill in 1949. It was used as rental property until the land was needed for the construction of a univerity building.
Sheet: 1
Folder 21: Willie Taylor House, 1951Add to your cart.
A one and a half story frame house at 1800 W. Prairie Street.  It was moved from its origianal location, roughly where Bruce Hall sits today to a location behind Chilton Hall. An aerial photogaph of the campus is included in the folder.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 22: Bush House, 1951Add to your cart.
A two story frame house purchased by the university from Maraget Bush. It was moved from the area needed to erect Bruce Hall and placed at 1804 West Prairie Street.
Sheet: 1
Folder 23: Mahan Duplex, 1951Add to your cart.
UNT purchased this structure from Pearl Mahan and Frank Mahan in 1938 to aquire land necessary to build Bruce Hall. The structure was moved to 1800 W Prarie Steeet. The building used to house the drama paint shop, the university paint shop, and later was a duplex.
Sheet: 1
Folder 24: McDonald House, 1950Add to your cart.
A plain, two story frame house that was purchased by UNT in 1941 from Robert P. McDonald to clear land for Bruce Hall. Long used as a rooming house for male students, it continued in that role after its move to 1808 W Prairie Street.
Sheet: 1
Folder 25: McElroy Residence, 1949Add to your cart.
A one story frame house that was located at 1612 West Sycamore immediately west of the south wing of Terrill Hall. The stucture was purchased from E. C. McElroy in 1943.
Sheet: 1
Folder 26: Belle Grounds House, 1951Add to your cart.
Two story frame house that was located at 1613 West Mulberry Street, just west of Terrill Hall's north front door. The structure faced Mulberry Street. It was purchased in 1950 from Frances Belle Ground.
Sheet: 1
Folder 27: Mrs. T. B. Smith House and Smith Garage Apartment, 1951Add to your cart.
A two story frame house located at 1621 West Mulberry Street (the corner of West Mulberry and Ave. C). Both structures were purchased in 1950 from the heirs of Mrs. T. B. Smith.
Sheets: 2
Folder 28: Vet Village, 1951Add to your cart.
Vet Village was located on the east side of Bradley Street, 300 feet north of Oak Street. The complex was provided by the Federal Public Housing Authority to provide low cost apartments for married veterans and their families. The complex consisted of 10 single hutments, 39 double hutments, and one warehousing unit. The information sheet provides: a description, history, location, function, and value.
Sheet: 1
Folder 29: Construction in Progress, 1951Add to your cart.
List of five buildings under constuction in 1951. The structures included: the stadium (Fouts Field), Kendall Hall, Proctor's Cottage at the Quadrangle, cafeteria at the Quadrangle, and the men's dormitories (3, 4) at the Quadrangle.
Sheet: 1
Folder 30: Stadium (Fouts Field), 1951Add to your cart.
This folder contains a sheet for the stadium that has no information on it, a print of the architect's rendering of the structure and a print of the building.
Prints: 2
Sheet: 1
Folder 31: Little Dormitory Group, 1951Add to your cart.
Information sheets are provided for the following structures: Bell Hall, Coke Hall, Culberson Hall, Hamilton Hall, Ireland Hall, Murrah Hall, Roberts Hall, Rose Hall, Throckmorton Hall, Runnells Hall, Cooks' Lounge and Toilets, and the Storage and Wash House. A black and whte aerial print with the structures circled in ink is in the file.
Print: 1
Sheets: 12
Folder 32: Tool House at the Tennis Courts, 1950Add to your cart.
The Tool House was south of the Tennis Courts which stood behind the Music and Orchestra Halls (the Halls faced Bruce Hall).
Sheer: 1
Folder 33: Grandstand ( west side) and Press Box, 1951Add to your cart.
The grandstand was built around the original football field on campus, located near Highland Street (now the site of A. M. Willis Library.) It was construced in 1930 and sold and removed in 1953.
Sheet: 1
Folder 34: Grandstand (east side), 1951Add to your cart.
Grandstand on the east side of the original football field. It was erected 1937-1938 and sold and removed in 1953.
Sheet: 1
Folder 35: Athletic Scoreboard, 1951Add to your cart.
The scoreboard was located at the south end of the original football field, east of the goal posts.
Sheet: 1
Folder 36: Stone Drinking Fountain, 1951Add to your cart.
Octagonal structure, with copper piping to cool the water, had an octaganal "shed" (gazebo) protecting it. It was located to the east of the Administration Building (now known as the Auditorium Building).
Sheet: 1
Folder 37: Robert Lincoln Marquis Memorial Bench, 1951Add to your cart.
A marble bench that was originally located near the fish pond. It was then moved to the south side of Marquis Hall. The class of 1935 sponsored the project to honor President Marquis.
Sheet: 1
Folder 38: Tee Shelters, 1950Add to your cart.
Two tee shelters that were located on the western and southeastern parts of the golf course.
Sheet: 1
Folder 39: Map of the Service Center, c. 1951Add to your cart.
A hand drawn map of the Service Center.
Sheet: 1
Folder 40: Automotive, Machine Shop, and Open Garage, c.1950Add to your cart.
A building that was part of the Service Center. It was used for automobile repairs. It also held the welding and sharpening equipment. There is a black and white print that shows the Service Center area.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 41: Carpenter Shop and Carpenter Shop Storeroom, 1951Add to your cart.
The Carpenter Shop is located in the Service Center and houses the wood working machines. The Store room is the utility room for the Carpenter Shop. Both structures were erected in 1947-1948.
Sheets: 2
Folder 42: Commissary: Service Center Administration Building and Supply Depot, 1951Add to your cart.
This building was erected in 1947-1948 and was intended to be the administration building and supply warehouse for the Service Center.
Sheet: 1
Folder 43: Service Center Green House, Implement Shed, and Lumber Shed, 1951Add to your cart.
The Green House was erected in 1949 to aid the campus landscapers. The Implement Shed was built in 1948-1949 out of material from Army camp structures. It was used to store tractors, mowers, and other equipment. The Lumber Shed was erected in 1947-1948 and was used to store surplus lumber.
Sheets: 3
Folder 44: Painters, Electricians, and Plumbers Shops, 1951Add to your cart.
This building was erected in 1947-1948 in the north west corner of the Service Center.
Sheet: 1
Folder 45: Service Center Residence, 1951Add to your cart.
Residence measuring 24 feet X 38 feet in which employees, selected by the president, could live on the grounds of the Service Center.
Sheet: 1
Folder 46: Three Warehouses, 1951Add to your cart.
This folder contains information on the Quonset Warehouse, the Hutment Warehouse, and the Warehouse (old corrugated iron building) which were part of the Service Center.
Sheets: 3
Folder 47: Bruce Hall, 1951Add to your cart.
Built in 1946 as a dormitory, it would house 500 women when completed. Its location is on Ave. C between Sycamore and Chestnut Streets. A black and white print of an aerial photo of the structure is in the folder.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 48: Chilton Hall, 1951Add to your cart.
A brick veneer, U shaped building that faces east on Ave. C. The structure was named for the first president of UNT, J. C. Chilton. It was built between 1938 and 1939 as a dormitory for men. During the first two years of World War II it housed the Harte Flying School. It then became a women's dormitory. The folder contains a black and white print of the front of the building.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 49: Legett Hall A, B and Cafeteria, 1951Add to your cart.
Two story frame buildings which stood on the west side of Ave. E between West Sycamore and West Prairie Street. UNT purchased the structures from J. H. Legett. These buildings provided housing for male students. The cafeteria was a one story, frame, Army mess hall. An aerial print of campus is included in the file.
Print: 1
Sheets: 2
Folder 50: Marqis Hall, 1951Add to your cart.
This building was the first dormitory built on the UNT campus. It was designed to house 112 women. It faced east on Ave. B. The file holds a photo of the structure.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 51: Oak Street Hall, 1951Add to your cart.
The east wing was the original part of the building, built in 1941-1942. It was a two story, brick veneer apartment house erected by Mrs. W. J. McConnell. It was built to house one hundred women. A later addition increased the space and allowed another one hundred and twenty-five to be housed. A black and white print of the original entrance is in the file.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 52: Preston House, 1951Add to your cart.
A frame cottage located west of Oak Street Hall that was aquired in 1945 from Cecil Preston and husband. It was used to house sorority and other women who were required to take their meals in Oak Street Hall.
Sheet: 1
Folder 53: Terrill Hall, 1951Add to your cart.
Named for the third President, Menter B. Terrill, this was the second dormitory for women built on campus. It was erected during 1938-1939. There are two black and white prints of the structure in the file.
Prints: 2
Sheet: 1
Folder 54: Quadrangle I and II, 1951Add to your cart.
The information sheet provides a description, location, history, and function for these two units of a proposed Quadrangle, a multi building dormitory for men. Two prints, one of the structures and one an aerial shot, are in the file.
Prints: 2
Sheet: 1
Folder 55: Kendall Hall, 1951Add to your cart.
The information sheet does not provide any background on this structure. There is one balck and white print of this structure in the file.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 56: Quadrangle 3 and 4, 1951Add to your cart.
The information sheet does not provide any background on these structures. There is an aerial photograph of the entire Quadrangle complex in the file.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 57: Proctor's Cottage and the Cafeteria at the Quadrangle, 1951Add to your cart.
The information sheets do not provide background information on these structures.
Sheets: 2
Folder 58: Aerial Views of Campus, 1951Add to your cart.
Five black and white prints of aerial views of the UNT campus.
Prints: 5

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