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Historical Photos

Right-click the links to save image files to your computer’s hard drive. Photos are courtesy of Special Collections at Southwestern University.

Southwestern Admin Building

Southwestern’s Original Admin Building (Cullen Building)

Southwestern Admin Building Cornerstone Placement

Cornerstone Placement for Southwestern’s Original Admin Building (Cullen Building)

Rutersville College

Root Colleges: Rutersville College, La Grange, Texas (1840 to 1856)

Wesleyan College

Root Colleges: Wesleyan College, San Augustine, Texas (1844 to 1847)

McKenzie College

Root Colleges: McKenzie College, Clarksville, Texas (1854 to 1861)

Soule University

Root Colleges: Soule University, Chappell Hill, Texas (1856 to 1887)

The Men of Mood Hall

Male Students in Front of Mood Hall, 1910

Mood Hall, which opened in 1908, was the third building constructed on the Southwestern campus. It was originally built as a men’s dormitory.

Early Aerial Photo of Southwestern Campus

Early Aerial Photo of the Southwestern Campus

Early Photo of Southwestern Campus

Early Photo of the Southwestern Campus Showing the Admin Building, Mood Hall and the Ladies Annex

Francis Asbury Mood

Francis Asbury Mood, Southwestern’s first Regent

Ladies Annex

Ladies Annex

The Ladies Annex, which was finished in 1889, was the first structure on the present-day campus in Georgetown. It was destroyed by a fire in 1925.


 Faculty 1881

Southwestern University Faculty, 1881

Fitting School

Southwestern University Campus, Original Fitting School