The Aerie, Yearbook of University of North Texas, 1990 Page: 230
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The North Texas legacy began in the fall of 1890 as a privately
owned school withJ.C. Chilton as president, on the second floor of a
building located on the Denton square. A feature unique to the school
was that it was attended by 30 Creek Indians sent here from Indian
Territory by the government.
Construction on the Normal Building began in January 1891 one
mile from the square. By the fall of 1891 the occupied $25,000
building was described in the school catalog as "a magnificent build-
ing - covering 6,000 square feet - in it are large assembly halls,
recitation rooms, a library, a laboratory, a college office and toilet
rooms.' The population of Denton at the time was 3,500.
The school became state supported in 1899, but did not actually
begin receiving funding until 1901. *
The school catalog for the 1900-01 school year described the
find that color distasteful and will not alight on it."
The DRC described the hall as one of the finest in the entire South.
"The building is in the shape of a 'U'. In each unit of the two story -
building are eight rooms that furnish accommodations for three boys
Terrill Hall, a women's dormitory, opened also in 1939, boasting
the unique feature of a recreation room. The DRC reported "with
music from the radio/victrola the girls from both Terrill Hall and
adjoining Marquis Hall entertain-escorts there with dancing for 30
minutes after dinner."
The article went on to describe the girls' rooms. "For the individual
girls in the dorm, each room has soft green walls, cream colored
ceilings and two pink lined closets. The rooms are furnished with twin
beds, dressers, study tables, comfortable chairs and cream marquissete I
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