A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912 Page: 179
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THE CITY OF HOUSTON, TEXAS 179
lating and executing the educational programme
of the Institute. The President thereupon undertook
a year's journey of study which extended from
England to Japan; on the completion of this preliminary
investigation, a most suitable site of three
hundred acres was secured, and to Messrs. Cram,
Goodhue and Ferguson, of Boston, was committed
the task of designing a general architectural plan
consistent with the programme which had been
adopted for the Institute.
In 1911, on the seventy-fifth anniversary of
Texan Independence, the corner-stone of the Administration
Building was laid by the trustees.
This building, together with the first wing of the
Engineering Quadrangle, the Mechanical Laboratory
and Power House, and the first Residential
Hall for Men, is rapidly nearing completion. The
initial building schedule includes also special laboratories
for instruction and investigation in physics,
chemistry, and biology, and in the application
cf these sciences to the arts of industry and commerce.
In the preparation of these preliminary
laboratory plans the Institute has enjoyed the cooperation
of an advisory committee -onsisting of
Professor Ames, director of the physical labository
of Johns Hopkins University; Professor Conklin,
director of the biological laboratory of Princeton
University; Professor Richards, chairman of the
department of chemistry, Harvard University;
and Professor Stratton, director of the National
Bureau of Standards.
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Young, Samuel Oliver. A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912, book, 1912; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24649/m1/197/: accessed May 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .