Agriculture Center Arena
Last used for student living
The Agriculture Center Arena is one of the buildings located at the Agriculture Center along northbound Interstate 45. The structure is also identified as the Animal Husbandry Building on many campus maps.
The building contains a soils laboratory, an animal science laboratory, and an indoor arena for animal handling. In decades past, many students that worked at the center by processing meat, mixing feed, or operating the college dairy also lived on site. The living quarters contained within this building were last used c.1995-96 .
Due to its size, the Indoor Arena seems to serve as an unofficial flagship building of the Agriculture Center, where a dedication plaque can be found just inside the southern entrance.
Above the southern entrance of the building are stairs leading to a second story and the area once used as living quarters.
It's a horse. In the arena.
The dedication plaque (above) is on the wall next to a pay phone covered with dirt and cobwebs and appears to have been last used shortly before the plaque was installed.
The northern entrance allows for animal access into the arena area.
Signage above the south entrance identifies this as the Animal Husbandry Annex (AHA).
- Interview with Bobby Lane (2009)