historic-preservation-month

May is Historic Preservation Month. Let’s give our ETX historic sites some love. This is the Old University Building in the “Oldest town in Texas”. Trivia: Founded as Nacogdoches University, it is credited as Texas’ first institution of higher learning underwritten by citizens not by a church. It’s doctrine specifically stated that instruction be “equally open” to “all classes, without regard to their religious belief.” The University operated from 1859-1895. Briefly during the Civil War it was a hospital and federal headquarters during Reconstruction. The building was deeded to the public schools in 1904 and now serves as a community building and museum.
Photo thanks to @cityofnacogdoches