Ashbel Smith Building

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Ashbel Smith Building
Ashbel Smith Building UTMB Galveston.jpg
Ashbel Smith Building
Ashbel Smith Building is located in Texas
Ashbel Smith Building
Ashbel Smith Building is located in USA
Ashbel Smith Building
Location 914--916 Ave. B, Galveston, Texas
Coordinates 29°18′48″N 94°46′44″W / 29.31333°N 94.77889°W / 29.31333; -94.77889Coordinates: 29°18′48″N 94°46′44″W / 29.31333°N 94.77889°W / 29.31333; -94.77889
Area 1.8 acres (0.73 ha)
Built 1891[2]
Architectural style Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 69000203[1]
RTHL # 7539
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 28, 1969
Designated RTHL 1969[2]

The Ashbel Smith Building, also known as Old Red, is a Romanesque Revival building located in Galveston, Texas.[2] It was built in 1891 with red brick and sandstone. [3] Nicholas J. Clayton was the architect. It was the first University of Texas Medical Branch building.

In 1949, the building named for Ashbel Smith, a Republic of Texas diplomat and one of the founders of the University of Texas system. The building was registered as a Texas Historical Landmark in 1969 and renovated in 1985.

In 2008, Old Red was flooded with six feet of water by Hurricane Ike.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Texas Historic Sites Atlas". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.utmb.edu/tour/18.htm