Catalogue of Simmons College, 1910-1911 Page: 44
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44 SIMMONS COLLEGE CATALOGUE.
The main building commands a fine view of the city and
surrounding country. The building is a handsome three-story
brick structure and contains the recitation rooms, chapel and
About 300 feet west of the main building are five brick cottages,
each containing two large rooms, and used partly as men's
About 100 feet east of the main building is the former
"College Home" now remodeled as a Conservatory of Fine Arts.
The Bursar's office is in the College Home.
About 300 feet south of the old "College Home" is the new
"College Home," named Anna Hall, a beautiful three-story brick
building, devoted to the accommodation of lady students and
About 750 feet west of Anna Hall is located Billy Cowden
Hall, the best and largest building on the Simmons campus, used
as a dormitory for men. The President and his family reside in
These four buildings are connected by 2000 feet of cement
walks and a Macadam driveway of 3000 feet circles in front of
About 200 feet east of the line of Anna Hall and the Conservatory,
is the Girls Industrial Home.
RELIGIOUS AND MORAL INFLUENCES.
The college aims to develop the Christian ideal of character.
The discipline is kindly and firm.
Regular class instruction in the Bible is given through a
graded course of Bible study open to all students. Chapel exercises,
devotional in character, are held each school day and all
students are required to attend. The Y . . C. A. and Y. M. C. A.,
great factors in the spiritual life of the College, meet weekly.
In addition to the above the Simmons Bible Institute, which is
conducted in January of each year, has done much in developing
the religious life of the College.
The Mission Band, composed of students who are looking
toward work as missionaries, is an organization of much promise.
Special meetings are held each year.
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Simmons College (Abilene, Tex.). Catalogue of Simmons College, 1910-1911, book, 1911; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41686/m1/52/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library.