University of Texas at Austin: Carothers Dormitory – Austin TX

Description

“The student body of the University of Texas increased from 6,000 in 1920 to 10,000 in 1930, necessitating an extensive building program for the university. Carothers Dormitory for girls was one of the first buildings constructed.

It is three stories and a basement in height and provides 61 double bedrooms, living room, dining room, matron’s suite, staff bedrooms, and the necessary kitchens and service rooms.

The building is semi-fireproof, the exterior walls being brick trimmed with stone and stucco. It was completed in March 1937 at a construction cost of $250,572 and a project cost of $264,923.”

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
264923

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/crd.html

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Location Info


2501 Whitis Ave.
Austin, TX 78705

Location notes: The building is located in the northwest corner of campus off Whitis Ave.

Coordinates: 30.288643, -97.740392

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