Early Campus

Accepted Plan

The architect's plan for the University

Cornerstone Laying Ceremony

Laying the cornerstone of the Administratlon Building

The City and County officials were rushing about getting the roads and utilities stretched out to the southwestern Johnson grass hill that was to be campus, and the Traction Company managed to get the first car there on the opening day, September 16, 1911.

By October, 1910, the architects’ drawings were published. By Thanksgiving, the bids were in for two buildings, and so contracts were let to the Texas Building Company, for approximately $160,000 for Main and Jarvis…. Goode Hall was erected the following spring… [I]n May, 1911, a cornerstone-laying exercise was held on the new raw campus, involving quite a problem in transportation, for no car line was yet available.

–Colby Hall, History of Texas Christian University, 1947

Early Campus