Administration Building, Decatur Baptist College

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Administration Building, Decatur Baptist College
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Administration Building, Decatur Baptist College is located in Texas
Administration Building, Decatur Baptist College
Administration Building, Decatur Baptist College is located in the US
Administration Building, Decatur Baptist College
Location 1602 S. Trinity St., Decatur, Texas
Coordinates 33°13′22″N 97°35′12″W / 33.22284°N 97.58670°W / 33.22284; -97.58670Coordinates: 33°13′22″N 97°35′12″W / 33.22284°N 97.58670°W / 33.22284; -97.58670
Area 0.4 acres (0.16 ha)
Built 1893
NRHP reference # 71000973[1]
RTHL # 1197
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 11, 1971
Designated RTHL 1964

The Administration Building, Decatur Baptist College, at 1602 S. Trinity St. in Decatur, Texas, and overlooking the town, was built in 1893. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]

It was a historic building of the Decatur Baptist College, which was founded in 1891 and which held classes during 1892-93 in an opera house space above a grocery store in Decatur. After the building was completed in 1893, it had 149 enrolled students and eight faculty in the 1893-94 school year. The college went bankrupt in 1896, and reorganized as Decatur Baptist Junior College, the first private junior college in the U.S. Much later it moved to Dallas in 1964 and became Dallas Baptist College.[2]

It is a three-story limestone building. It included 15 rooms and a chapel.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Wayne Bell and Gary Hume (November 12, 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Administration Building, Decatur Baptist College". National Archives.  (accessible by searching within National Archives Catalog)