Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


President Residence Hall

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Institution Name: McMurry University
Original/Historic Place Name: President Hall
Location on Campus: 1502 Tee Pee Rd.
Date(s) of Construction:
1926original construction David S. Castle & Company
Designer: David S. Castle & Company
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Modern/pre-WWII (Glossary)
Significance: education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete; partial basements under either end
Walls: brick veneer
Roof: built-up tar and aggregate
1926-1998residence hall (women)
1998-present (2006)residence hall (men and women)

President Hall has undergone periodic renovations to modernize and maintain proper facilities for its residents. The builders of the expansion of 1947 so seamlessly blended the old and the new that even a trained eye may fail to notice any differences. The expansion completed the original plan, as shown in blueprints dating to 1924.

The significance of the building is that it has served as the home-away-from-home for numerous generations of students.


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