Agriculture Center Arena

Location

2500 Avenue M
Map | ID#: 0086


Timeline

1969:
Constructed

c.1995-96:
Last used for student living


News


Demographics

Namesake:
None

Architect:
Unknown

Contractor:
Unknown


About

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 [1].

Photographs


Agriculture Center Arena

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.


Agriculture Center Arena

Above the southern entrance of the building are stairs leading to a second story and the area once used as living quarters.


Agriculture Center Arena

It's a horse. In the arena.


Agriculture Center 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.


Agriculture Center Arena

The northern entrance allows for animal access into the arena area.


Agriculture Center Arena

Signage above the south entrance identifies this as the Animal Husbandry Annex (AHA).



Sources

  1. Interview with Bobby Lane (2009)

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