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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: 02/14/2010-036
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

Abstract

This collection contains information sheets on UNT buildings and properties that the school aquired rfom 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 1: Inventory of Buildings, 1891 - 1951],
  • [Box 2],
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Box 1: Inventory of Buildings, 1891 - 1951Add to your cart.
Collection of pages from a notebook that described the buildings on campus from 1891 - 1951.
Folders: 67
Creators:
Facilities
Folder 1: Title page, 1951Add to your cart.
"Inventory of Buildings, North Texas State College: Compiled During 1949-190 and 1950-1951"
Sheet: 1
Folder 2: Buildings Under Construction, 1951Add to your cart.
A list of building projects in the process in 1951.
Sheet: 1
Folder 3: Buildings Total Valuation, 1951Add to your cart.
Total value for UNT buildings, including those under construction, in 1951.
Sheet: 1
Folder 4: Campus Aerial Photographs, 1951Add to your cart.
Two images of campus buildings taken from a plane.
Prints: 2
Folder 5: Historical Building Print, No dateAdd to your cart.
Black and white print of the Historical Building.
Print: 1
Folder 6: Note, 1951Add to your cart.
A note on the construction costs of the Library Building (1936).
Sheet: 1
Folder 7: Campus Aerial, 1951Add to your cart.
Aeial photograph lookinf northeast from Chilton Hall.
Print: 1
Folder 8: Alphabetical List of Buildings, 1951Add to your cart.
An alphabetical list of buildings on campus prepared in 1951.
Sheeta: 3
Folder 9: Classification as to Function, 1951Add to your cart.
List of campus buildings that are divided up by main function of the structure: administrative and instructional, general and serivice, dormitories, and recreational and entertainment.
Sheet: 1
Folder 10: Buildings Grouped by Location, 1951Add to your cart.
List of builldings grouped by their location on campus, generally by city blocks.
Sheets: 2
Folder 11: Buildings Grouped by Source of Funds, 1951Add to your cart.
List of campus buildings grouped by funding sources used to build or aquire them.  The list is divided into: state appropriations, state appropriation and W. P. A. grant, local funds, non-building but permanent structures, revenue bonds 55% and W. P. A. grants 45%, revenue bonds only, revenue bonds and activity building use fee, revenue bonds and tuition building use fee.
Sheets: 2
Folder 12: The College Building [Normal Building], 1951Add to your cart.
Information sheet on the first building on campus, the Normal Building (1891-1907).  The sheet provides a description of the buildinh the value of it and the grounds whn they were donated to the state in 1901.
Sheet: 1
Folder 13: Deeds to Bud Hauptman, 1985/11/7Add to your cart.
Notes from a legal pad that list deeds to property that UNT aquired before 1951.
Sheets: 3
Folder 14: Main Buiding, c.1910Add to your cart.
Image on a postcard of the Main Building, the second permanent structure on the UNT campus.
Sheet: 1
Folder 15: Normal Building, c.1890sAdd to your cart.
Reproduction of an 1890s image of the Normal Building with students and faculty.
Print: 1
Folder 16: Frame Building, 1951Add to your cart.
Description of a frame structure that was built, c. 1901, as an annex to the Normal Building.  The sheet describes the building, its history, location and an estimate of its value.
Sheet: 1
Folder 17: Old Main Building, 1951Add to your cart.
Information sheet on the Main Building that includes: description, location, history and the value of the structure in 1923.
Sheet: 1
Folder 18: Administration Building and Auditorium, 1951Add to your cart.
An information sheet on the Administration Building (1923), which is currently known as the Auditorium Building.  The information provided includes: a description, the location, history, size and function, and value history.
Sheet: 1
Folder 19: Auditorium Building, 1951Add to your cart.
Black and white print of the Administration Building (1923), know known as the Auditorium Building.  The image shows the front of the structure with people leaving after a commencement program.
Print: 1
Folder 20: Vocational Agriculture Classrooms and Shop, 1950Add to your cart.
Information on the stone veneer structure that was used for vocational agriculture classes by the Demonstration School.  The information provided includes: a description, location, history, function and value.  The folder contains one aerial photogragh.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 21: Art Department Work Shop, 1949Add to your cart.
Information sheet on the Art Department Work Shop that was located on the east side corner of Ave. B and the south side of West Highland Street.  The sheet provides: a description, locationl history, function, and value up to the yeae 1948-1949.
Sheet: 1
Folder 22: Draft Building - Industrial Arts Department, 1948Add to your cart.
Information sheet on an army surplus building that was used for offices for the Industrial Arts Department.  The information provided includes: a description, location, history, function and value. A black and white print of the structure is in the file.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 23: Education Building, 1949Add to your cart.
This file includes an information sheet on the Education Building (1917) and black and white print of the structure. The information provided on the structure includes: a description, location, history and value.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 24: Education Building [Demonstration/Laboritory School], 1951Add to your cart.
The Education Building [Demonstration/Laboritory School] was constructed during 1950-1951.  It sat on the corner od Highlanf and Ave C. The information given includes: a description, location, history, function, and value. There is also an aerial print of the building.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 25: Education Annex, 1948Add to your cart.
Information on a former army Red Cross building that was donated to the campus by the Federal Public Housing Authority.  It was used as an annex for the Education Building.
Sheet: 1
Folder 26: Fronabarger House, Geography Department Building, 1948Add to your cart.
Information on a cottage that faced north on West Mulberry Street, 100 feet from Ave. A. It was occupied by the business manager prior to housing the Geography Department.
Sheet: 1
Folder 27: Henderson Hall, 1949Add to your cart.
Description of a two story frame house that originally sat on the site now housing Sycamore Hall ( the 1937 Library building).  It was used as a demonstration cottage for Home Economics and later as a loboratory for Demonstration School Homemaking students.
Sheet: 1
Folder 28: Historical Building, 1950Add to your cart.
Information on the Historical Building (the first building constructed as a library).  This structure is currently known as the O. J. Curry Hall.  The sheet provides: a description, location, history, function, and value of the structure. A black and white print is in the file.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 29: Home Management House, 1949Add to your cart.
The Home Management House, a PWA project, sat on Avenue A  with Chestnut Street to the South.  The structure was used to house fourteen Home Economics majors and their supervisor during each long semester. The information sheet provides: a description, location, history,  function and value for this building.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 30: Industrial Arts Annex, 1951Add to your cart.
A one story frame structure that sat south of the Historical Building that was erected in 1942 as temporary quarters for the Industrial Arts work shop. It later served a similar function for the Demonatration School. The information sheet provides: a description, location, history, function, and value for the building.
Sheet: 1
Folder 31: Industrial Arts Department Metal Shop, 1948Add to your cart.
This structure was a pre-fabricated, corrugated iron building. It was located on the west side of Ave A on the east end on Sycamore Street.  It was used as temporary housing for the machinery and equipment used by the metal work classes.
sheet: 1
Folder 32: Industrial Arts Wood Shop, 1948Add to your cart.
This structure sat on the east end of the Power Plant, just north of the Education Building. It was used to house the woodworking machines.  The information sheet provides: a description, location, history, function, and value.
Sheet: 1
Folder 33: Journalism Building, 1951Add to your cart.
Located south of the Union Building this structure was built in 1948-1949 to house the Journalism Department and the Print Shop. The information sheet provides: a decription, location, history, function, and value for the structure.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 34: Kendall Hall, 1951Add to your cart.
The information sheet describes the first building to be known as Kendall Hall.  It was a two-story frame building that may have been the residence of President Kendall.  It was last used as classroom space for the Speech Department.  The sheet notes that it was torn down in 1954.
Sheet: 1
Folder 35: Knox House, 1951Add to your cart.
A frame cottage that faced west and was across Ace. C from Chilton Hall.  It was last used as a band hall for the Laboritory School.  The information sheet provides: a description, the location, history and value of the structure.
Sheet: 1
Folder 36: Library (1937 Building), 1950Add to your cart.
The second building erected as a library was opened in 1937.  It is now known as Sycamore Hall. The information sheet provides: a description, location, history and value of the structure.  Also in the folder is one black and white print of the building and the "Bulletin of North Texas State Teachers College" dated June 1945.
Print: 2
Sheet and publication: 2
Folder 37: Library Addition, 1951Add to your cart.
Addition to the 1937 Library Building which was built on the east and south of the original structure. The information sheet provides: a description, location, history, function and value for the structure. The file also has a black and white print of the structure.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 38: Manual Arts Building, 1949Add to your cart.
The Manual Arts building was erected in 1914 and was the home to the Manual Arts program until 1947.  Over the years it also housed the Business Administration Department, Government, Economics, and Sociology classrooms and the Art Department. The information sheet provides:  description, location, history, function and value of the structure.  There is a black and white print of the building in the file.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 39: Masters Hall, 1951Add to your cart.
Masters Hall was constructed in 1949 as a science building.  The information sheet provides this structures' description, location, history and value.  Two black and white prints are in this file.
Prints: 2
sheet: 1
Folder 40: Menagerie and Hot House, 1949Add to your cart.
This structure served as a laboritory for Biology Department faculty and students.  It was located south of the west end of Masters Hall, about 34 feet away.  The information sheet provides: a description, location, function and value for this building.
Sheet: 1
Folder 41: Men's Building, 1948Add to your cart.
A two story frame building that housed the offices of the Dean of Men and the Director of Health and Physical Education.  It was the original Literary Club House. The information sheet provides: a description, location, history, functions, and value for the structure.
Sheet: 1
Folder 42: Music Building, 1950Add to your cart.
Three story building that sat on the south side of Chestnut Street and faced Bruce Hall, which was on the north side of Chestnut Street.  Built in 1940 it served as the headquarters of the Music Department. The information sheet includes: a description, location, history, function, and value of the structure.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 43: Music Hall Annex, 1948Add to your cart.
One story, army surplus, frame building sat south and west of the Orchestra Hall and faced Chilton Hall, which was located across Ave. C. It provided practice rooms for music students.  The information sheet covers: the description, location, history, function, and value of this structure.
Sheet: 1
Folder 44: Men's Gymnasium, 1951Add to your cart.
This structure was located north of the football field (now the location of the A. M. Willis Library). It was erected in 1914 for World War I barracks. At the end of World War I it became the Men's Gymnasium.  It was demolished in c. 1952. The folder contains the information sheet, an accounts sheet and two floor plans.  A black and white print is also included.
Print: 1
Sheets: 4
Folder 45: Physical Education Building (Men's Gym), 1951Add to your cart.
This structure faces Ave. D and lies between Prairie and Highland Streets.  This building was opened in 1951.  The information sheet provides: a description location, history and function of the structure.  A black and white print is in the folder.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 46: Nursery School, Wood Hall, 1950Add to your cart.
A large two story frame building located at 512 Ave. A.  It was purchased by UNT in 1919 and was uses as the school hospital until 1933.  It was moved from its original site (the current location of Sycamore Hall) and then served as the nursery school.  It was renamed Wood Hall after the move.
Sheet: 1
Folder 47: Orchestra Hall, 1950Add to your cart.
Two story brick veneer building that sat beside the Music Hall and faced Bruce Hall. This facility provided housing for classroom and dormitory rooms.  From its completion in 1936 to 1943 the top floor was dormitory housing for men in the orchestra and band. In September 1943, the dormitory space was turned over to the housing of women.  By 1950 the entire building was being used as classroom space.
Sheet: 1
Folder 48: Psychology Building ( First Separate Post Office), 1950Add to your cart.
This was a one story, brick veneer building was erected in 1939 as a post office substation. Its architecture was designed to match that of the most ornate structure on campus - the Power Plant.  It sat east of the Power Plant.  By 1950 the structure was being used to to house thw Psychology Department and Vocational Guidance Center. A black and white print is in the file.
Print: 1
sheet: 1
Folder 49: Science Building, 1950Add to your cart.
A three story structure that was located directly north of the Historical Building on Ave. A. The building was erected in 1909 and housed the Chemistry and Biology Departments. The information sheet provides: a description, location, history, and function of the structure.
Sheet: 1
Folder 50: Bruce Correspondence, 1924 - 1925Add to your cart.
Correspondence from President Bruce reguarding improvements to campus and the costs invoved.
sheets: 3
Folder 51: Harriss Gymnasium, 1950Add to your cart.
A frame building located to the west on the Student Union that served as the headquarters for the women's physical education department. The information sheet provides: a description, location, history, function, and value of the structure. There is a black and white print of the building.
Print: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 52: Women's Gymnasium, 1951Add to your cart.
A one story structure facing Highland Street, south of the Journalism Buiolding and east of Willis Library.  The structure was built to provide office and gym facilities for women students in Health and Physical Education. There are two black and white prints of the building.
Prints: 1
Sheet: 1
Folder 53: Classroom Adjunct, 1951Add to your cart.
The structure is similar to the original building, but on-third less in height.  It was built on the south portion of the east side of the Women's Gym. The information sheet provides: a description, location, history, and the value of the structure.
Sheet: 1
Folder 54: Burgoon Residence, 1950Add to your cart.
Two story, ten room frame building that was located at 1210 West Sycamore Street. This structure was aquired in 1934 from Mrs. Anna E. Burgoon.  It was first used by the Music Department and later by the Government Department.
Sheet: 1
Folder 55: Dramatic Work Shop, 1949Add to your cart.
A frame building erected in 1949, largely from materials from the original Men's Gymnasium, that was used as a work shop for the construction of drama stage sets.
Sheet: 1
Folder 56: Yucca Studio, 1950Add to your cart.
A one story cottage that originally was located on the site of the Music Hall.  It originally hd a partial roof of glass to help provide light for photography.  The structure was moved and faced West Sycamore Street.  It then becam the headquarters of the Extension and Corespondence Department. The information sheet provides: a description, location, history, function, and value for the structure.
Sheet: 1
Folder 57: Wilson House, 1948Add to your cart.
A two story frame house that faced north on Sycamore Street, facing Marquis Hall.  UNT purchased the house and lot from W. A. Wilson in 1941.  It served as a rooming house, being rent from UNt by Mrs. Alice Janes for that purpose.
Sheet: 1
Folder 58: Bartlett Residence, 1949Add to your cart.
A single story frame house that faced south on Highland Street on the east side of of Ave D. It was purchased in 1949 from Mrs. Pum Lee Bartlett and her husband.  The structure did not perform a service for UNT.  It was sold in the same year.
Sheet: 1
Folder 59: Dorsey Residence, 1949Add to your cart.
A frame cottage that was located facing Ave. C. Part of the Quadrange was erected on this site.  It was bought from Mr. W. R. Dorsey in July 1949.  The building was not on the books at the close od the audit year in August 1949.
Sheet: 1
Folder 60: Hanna Residence, 1948Add to your cart.
A frame house erected by Professor E. L. Anderson.  UNT purchased the house by a later owner, Mrs. M. E. Hanna in 1942.  It was sold in 1950.
Sheet: 1
Folder 61: Meek's Building, 1949Add to your cart.
Brick veneer residence that was owned, possibly built,  by J. L. Carrico.  UNT aquired the home from a later owner Voras S. Meeks and his wife in 1949.  It was quickly sold by the university.
Sheet: 1
Folder 62: Pump House and Settling Tank, 1951Add to your cart.
There is an information sheet for each structure.  The Pump House was across Prairie Street from Chilton Hall.  The Settling Tank was west of the Pump House and south of Chilton Hall.
Sheets: 2
Folder 63: Stevens Residence, 1951Add to your cart.
A frame cottage that UNT purchased from Mrs. Lillie B. Stevens in 1946.  It was used by the proctor of the men of Ramey Courts and was sold in 1950 to clear the site for the Quadrangle.
Sheet: 1
Folder 64: J. E. Blair House, 1949Add to your cart.
Two story frame building that was located on the south side of W. Sycamore Street and faced Marquis Hall to the north. It was purchased from L. A. Sharp and wife (who had proeviously purchased the property from J. E. Blair).  The building was sold in 1948.
Sheet: 1
Folder 65: H. D. McKinney House, 1948Add to your cart.
A seven room Cottage that faced Chestnut Street and was across from the Music Hall.  It was used by the Music department until it was sold.
Sheet: 1
Folder 66: Donnelley House, 1948Add to your cart.
A frame cottage purchased by UNT in 1941 from W. H. Donnelley.  The structure was used by the Music Department.
Sheet: 1
Folder 67: Butler House, c.1948Add to your cart.
A frame cottage that was purchased in 1941 from L. A. Sharp, who had purchased it from Mrs. Butler. It was later sold to clea the property for a permanent structure. Also included in the folder is a memorandum listing the houses ansd barracks sold in 1950.
Sheets: 2

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