Sunday, March 13, 2016

Early Baylor University (Texas) Dorm Rooms from between the 1890s-1910s

This set of images shows early rooms in Baylor dormitories such as Georgia Burleson Hall (for women) and Ertha Lee Cowden Hall (for men). The photos show that students used a vivid combination of Victorian era decor, collegiate pennants, high school diplomas, and photos to decorate their walls.

This album gives good insight into how Baylor University students lived and personalized their accommodations, well over a hundred years ago.

Georgia Burleson Hall, Baylor University, ca. 1910s

Cowden Hall, Baylor University, ca. 1910

A Baylor student at desk in dorm room, ca. 1910

A decorated dorm room at Cowden Hall, Baylor University, ca. 1910

A decorated dorm room at Cowden Hall, Baylor University, ca. 1910


A decorated dorm room at Cowden Hall, Baylor University, ca. 1910

A few of the Georgia Burleson girls, 1907

A room's wall of Baylor dormitory, ca. 1910

Baylor dorm rooms with steamer trunks, ca. 1910

Baylor University dorm room, ca. 1910

Baylor University dorm room, ca. 1910

Baylor University dorm room, ca. 1910

Dorm room at Cowden Hall, Baylor University, ca. 1910

Girls in the windows of a corner of Georgia Burleson Hall, ca. 1910

Male students with pipes in dorm room, Baylor University, ca. 1910

Three students study in their dorm room, most likely in Georgia Burleson Hall, ca. 1890s

Two students study in their well decorated dorm room, ca. 1890s

Young girl student reading a newspaper in her room at Georgia Burleson Hall, Baylor University, ca. 1910

(Photos from The Texas Collection, Baylor University)

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