Old Main Park
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Old Main Park is the site of the college's original building, which was completed in 1890 and used continually until it was destroyed by fire in May, 1984. As such it holds memories for all Howard Payne alumni. It is part of college tradition that students sing the Alma Mater facing Old Main Park to honor the memory of all who have gone before, uniting the college's past and present. The site is still considered the central area of campus, although it is actually on the northern end. A replica of Old Main's tower, three-stories high, has been constructed but has not been placed on the original site.
The Link: Alumni Magazine. Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX.
The Yellow Jacket, [n.d.]. Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX.