In 1895 at the cost of $6,000, the university purchased a private residence in Tehuacana and remodeled and enlarged it into a dormitory for women. President L. A. Johnson and his wife lived in the house as supervisors.
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.
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.