Industrial Education Laboratory

Industrial Education Laboratory
Avenue M
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1945 Constructed
Jan. 1980 Renovated [1]
c.2002 Demolished [2]







Industrial Education Laboratory

An aerial from the 1950s shows the Agriculture Farm Shop, the Wood Lab, and the (roof of the) Metals Lab that existed southwest of the main campus.

Sports Practice Facility

The buildings still stood and were still used as late as the md-1990s.


[1] - SHSU: 2000, Campus Master Plan (1982)
[2] - Regents Approve SHSU Projects (2002)
Interview with Bobby Lane (2009)

The Industrial Education Laboratory was a structure southwest of main campus at the corner of Avenue M and 22nd Street. It was originally one of four structures built for the Josey School of Vocational Education, a post-WWII program initiated by the university.

The building contained classrooms and offices as well as the university's wood, electricity, and, later, plastic laboratories. A circa-1969 campus map identified the structure as the Industrial Arts Wood and Electricity Lab (abbreviated "IAS"); it was more commonly referred to simply as the Wood Lab in later years.

The 1982 Campus Master Plan says S.I. Morris Associates of Houston renovated the building in the early 1980s, updating the roof, ceilings, other structural areas, and making the building better accessible for the handicap [1]. Updates were also made to the Agriculture Farm Shop at this time.

It was demolished in the early 2000s; its functional successor was the Industrial Technology Building, located west of the razed property.

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