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Center for Student Retention

Roof of Alumni House, looking up

The Center for Student Retention (formerly the Alumni House) is one of the oldest buildings on the Texas State campus. A German craftsman built the Victorian-style home in 1896 for the Beverly Hutchison family.

In the 1920s, the owner of the house rented rooms to the college's students. Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th president of the United States, spent time at the house while he was a student here.