Hall Administration Building
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This is the Texas well-known Gorgas Administration building.
was built from 1868-1871. It was ready for use by May 1, 1869.
It took 1,800 mules and 1,300 civilian employees and over one
million bricks to build the Post Hospital for the army post. It
is a National Historic Landmark in Texas.
Its arches, pilasters, denticulated cornices and other
decorative brickwork are the result of innovative building
practices imported from Spain to Mexico which made their
into architecture along the Rio Grande River. What did I just say? Take a look
at the drawing below to identify architectural elements that
make this building much more remarkable then what it might have
looked like if it hadn’t been altered from standard Army
building plans by William A. Wainwright and Samuel W. Brooks.
Other buildings on campus carry the tradition of these building
traits in one form or other. The Life, Health and Sciences
buildings are great renditions of their historical progenitors
and reinforce the campus’ identity. Landscaping plays an
integral part in unifying these structures and our south Texas
climate makes for green scenes year round!
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