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Camp Mabry, Building No. 15, 2200 West Thirty-fifth Street, Austin, Travis County, TX



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Item Title
Camp Mabry, Building No. 15, 2200 West Thirty-fifth Street, Austin, Travis County, TX

Location
2200 West Thirty-fifth Street, Austin, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TX-3516-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N808).
Building/structure dates: 1918 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1950 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1960
0.2002
Significance: Building 15, originally Barrack 6, is one of four remaining 1918 barrack buildings that represents a World War I-era building campaign at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas. A Texas militia site since 1892, Camp Mabry was primarily a parade ground until State, Federal, and University of Texas officials collaborated to construct an automotive mechanic school in support of United States troops participating in World War I. University of Texas architect George Endress designed the School of Automotive Mechanics (SAM) wood workshops, six brick barrack buildings, a brick mess hall, and several support buildings. The University of Texas also supervised construction and sponsored the school which operated for a short time from July 1918 until the cessation of World War I in November of that same year. Though short lived, the association with the nationwide federal program SAM ties building 15 to a national context of military construction during World War I.

Subjects
Classrooms
War (World War I)
Barracks


Related Names
Endress, George
University Of Texas
Texas National Guard
Harrell, Lauren, Delineator
Roack, Sophie, Delineator
Swenson, Hannah, Delineator
Thompson, Tara, Delineator
Wolfenden, Leslie, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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