Old UT Photos

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  1. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    Opened in 1933, UT’s W.C. Hogg Building originally housed geology, encircled with one-of-a-kind terra cotta friezes of dinosaurs, quartz crystals, shells, and early life. “O Earth, what changes hast thou seen,” is a quote from Tennyson. It’s now the Natural Sciences HQ.

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  2. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 1,000+ Posts

    I had never noticed that. Beautiful stuff!
     
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  3. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    April 4, 1924: Groundbreaking for Texas Memorial Stadium. Instead of gold shovels, four explosives were set off at each of the football field’s corners. The last caused the collapse of the speaker’s platform, with Texas Governor Pat Neff present. No one was injured.

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  4. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    1936: A portrait of Sutton Hall when it was home to the College of Education. The building is now a part of the School of Architecture. Peeking over the roof is the UT Tower under constriction.

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  5. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    1931: Architect Paul Cret’s first proposed rendition of UT’s Main Building included a short, massive Tower to house the book stacks for the central library. Battle Hall is on the left, Garrison Hall on the right.

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  6. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    somewhat underwhelming, eh??? basic design is there...it was a start!
     
  7. TexEx96

    TexEx96 < 25 Posts

    Are there any pictures of the west side upper deck of DKR-TMS under construction? It was constructed in the early 1970s (~1971). I've tried to find construction pictures to no avail.
     
  8. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    it would be the coolest thing to take your TIME MACHINE and go back and bring them to DKR, today.....can you imagine?!
     
  9. TEXnSEATTLE

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    the lettering of BELLMONT HALL....it's like the lettering a brand new DO-NUT SHOP in a strip mall in "whatever" city, in the worst part of town would have......
     
  10. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn Kabong

    Memorial Stadium looking at West side, April 1956.......I was 3 months old......:yippee:

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  11. VYFan

    VYFan 2,500+ Posts

    Goal posts right on the goal line....
     
  12. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Now that is a WOW photo of Memorial Stadium. Just left of the press box you can see the top of the tower....
     
  13. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    The Smokestack is still on campus.
     
  14. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    I've always been intrigued with the original admin building called " Old Main". Rather ornate & Gothic looking architecture. Torn down in 1934 and replaced by current admin building and iconic tower with clock. Way before the time of all of us on these boards.

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  15. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Views of the tower under construction and then from the tower:

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  16. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Not a real old photo of UT, but an all-dressed up tower 51 years ago!

    I think this was taken the evening of Jan. 1, 1970 - just after the
    UT NC win over ND in the Cotton Bowl. I have a large framed postcard of this exact photo from that time.

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  17. Vino Bevo

    Vino Bevo Wine - how classy people get drunk

    I'm pretty sure the bottom point of that Upper Deck logo is right above my head, as we were sitting right there for that game and that looks like me, albeit a lot slimmer back then.
     
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  18. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    How is it that what appears to be private homes are scattered about on campus? There is even one near Gregory gym. Note the Littlefield house and the other house near it (next to Kinsolving, now torn down) was basically on campus in the 90’s.
     
  19. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    The lady who owned that house was I think Ms Scarboro from the Scarboros clothing retailer.
     
  20. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    You are correct sir! I couldn’t recall it.
     
  21. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    When I was a student, I did a paper on how the campus had changed from the 60s-90s. I actually went through every issue of the Texan and the Statesman through the University archives looking for the same and never uncovered anything other than remote paragraphs about capacity increasing due to it and the installation of astroturf.

    My prof chalked it up to unsafe practices and said they probably didn't want any documentation of how they were skirting building regulations.

    Oddly enough: one of the first things they did for demolition of old Clark Field was flatten out the billy goat hill in the outfield... proving that they COULD have done it for less quirky baseball earlier if they wanted to. But it was part of the charm!
     
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