1940-49

1940

Mar. 1
SHSTC athletics become members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Fall
Last reunion of class of 1880.

1941


Elliott Hall opens.

Presumed birth of Tripod.

1942


Harmon Lowman begins tenure as president until 1964.

Halley Building constructed.

1943

1944


Industrial Technology Metals Lab constructed.

Production of the Alcalde is halted for one year due to the paper shortage and WWII.

1945


Agriculture Farm Shop constructed.

Buchanan Hall constructed.

Industrial Education Laboratory constructed.

Sam Houston Efficiency Apartments constructed.

Shaver Hall constructed.

Sports Practice Facility constructed.

1946

1947

1948


Holleman Field completed.

ROTC Rifle Range constructed.

1949

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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.