Literature Societies, etc.; Students' societies; Classrooms
Philo-Sophronian student literary society room in the Tehuacana main building. Students were free to decorate the room and conducted their meetings free of faculty oversight. Debates and recitations were frequently held.
Prendergast was one of the founding trustees of the university and Board President for many years. A resident of Mexia, he also taught in Trinity's Law Department. He served as a trustee from 1869-1900.
Referred to as ""the Pride of Limestone County,"" Trinity's administrative classroom building was completed in 1892 with the addition of the south wing. In addition to the chapel which seated 600, the building contained 26 large rooms designed for...
Samuel Hornbeak first attended Trinity as a student in 1873 when he was eight years old. (Trinity then had a primary department.) He received a B.A. degree in 1885 and joined the TU faculty in 1891 as professor of science. He later served as dean...
The Timothean Society originally functioned as a theology class for preministerial students and reorganized in 1891 as a pre-ministerial literary society. Pictured with students in photograph is President Benjamin McLeskey.
This a view of the original Trinity building shortly after it was completed in 1873. This is the southside of the building and the people in front of the building appear to be faculty, trustees, and townspeople.
This is a close frontal view of the home in Tehuacana given to the university by Major John Boyd in 1869. Initially it was used as a classroom for undergraduates and later by students of the law department.
Gillespie, William -- Homes and haunts; College teachers
This is the home of William Gillespie, Professor of at Trinity in Tehuacana. Gillespie is at center of photo with wife at his side. Other people are family members and students. Note one young man in school uniform that is modeled on Confederate...