McCray House

Location

Avenue I
Map | ID#: 0158


Timeline

1961:
Constructed
Unit Q Tex-41-CH-120 [1,2]

c. 1973:
Served as Region VI Service Center

2005:
Demolished


News


Demographics

Namesake:
Francis McCray

Architect:
Unknown

Contractor:
Unknown


About

McCray House was a two-story student residence located south of 21st Street along the east side of Avenue I.

Residence Life classified this small house as a part of the "The Valley" (formerly "Four South"). The 8,161-square-foot residence was identified as one of the Men's Cooperative Homes when its honorary name was approved by the Board of Regents [1].

Beginning around 1973 McCray served as the Region VI Education Service Center; letters painted on the front of the building still appeared, though faded, into the 2000s. By the early 1990s (if not earlier) the building had reverted to student housing. It continued to house upperclassmen through its final semester of use.

The February 2005 assembly of the Board of Regents approved the demolition of McCray and Aydelotte houses. A new housing unit, Raven Village, was constructed on this site in 2006.

Photographs



Sources

[1] Minutes from the Board of Regents; March 3-4, 1961
[2] SHSC Revenue Bond Buildings (c.1965)

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