Austin Hall Named To National Register Of Historic Places
Austin Hall, the oldest building, and most notable landmark, on the campus of Sam Houston State University, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a federal program to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.Read the full file on the Austin Hall from nps.gov.
“The application process required extensive research and documentation about the architectural distinction and historical significance of the building,” said Mac Woodward, director of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. The application was first submitted to the Texas Historical Commission for review. The university received official word that the building had been approved for the listing on Jan. 30.