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Lampasas Dedication Ceremony

Unwrapping new plaque
Unwrapping new plaque

On Thursday October 11, along with President Denise M. Trauth, we celebrated the 100 year anniversary and dedication of Lampasas Hall. Lampasas Hall is the second oldest building still standing on the Texas State University Campus, was originally built as the Manual Arts Building in 1912. By 1942, it was known as the Home Economics Building. In 1947, it was renovated and converted into the university's first student center. The Department of Art moved into the building in 1962, when the upper patio was enclosed to create more classrooms. In 1977, the arched patio on the lower level was enclosed to create faculty offices. The building was named Lampasas Hall in 2003. In 2005, it became home to the Honors College and the Center for International Studies. The building paint was stripped from the original structure in 2007 revealing the unique brickwork. In 2012, art studios on the second and third floors were reconfigured to provide faculty offices.