Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Muse Plaza and Mall

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Institution Name: Howard Payne University
Original/Historic Place Name: Muse Plaza and Mall
Location on Campus: between Fisk St. and Center Ave./Wilson Walkway
Date(s) of Construction:
2001original construction
Type of Place: Landscape site
Style: (Glossary)
Significance: culture, landscape
Narrative: see below
References: see below
2001-present (2006)outdoor space

The plaza features a bronze statue of the Servant Christ, along with a seating area. The mall extends through the center of the main campus, creating a park-like student corridor with tree lined sidewalks and an antique styled clock. At the other end of the mall is a three-story replica of old main tower. The inclusion of the Jesus statue reminds one of the mission of the university, which is to provide academic preparation in a Christian context.


The Link: Alumni Magazine. Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX.

The Yellow Jacket, [n.d.]. Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX.


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