1920-29

1920


Corn crib constructed.
Dec.
Tree of Lights tradition begins.

1921

1922


Campus Cafeteria constructed.

1923


Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College founded in Nacogdoches.
Apr. 1
SHNI athletics join the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association (TIAA) (until 1931).
Apr. 12
The 38th Legislature changes the state's Normal Schools to State Teachers Colleges; Sam Houston Normal Institute becomes Sam Houston State Teachers College (until 1965). The State Normal School Board of Regents is changed to Board of Regents, State Teachers Colleges.

Athletic teams are nick-named "the Bearkats."

1924


Men's Gymnasium constructed.

1925



1926



1927



1928

1929


SHSU 50th Anniversary.

Estill Building completed.

Sam Houston Kitchen constructed.

About the site

The Buildings of Sam Houston State University website documents the physical changes of the SHSU campus in Huntsville from its inception in 1879 through tomorrow. The alumnus-run site details changes to the academic, residential, and historical buildings and other prominent landmarks.