UIW Administration Building - San Antonio, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 29° 28.030 W 098° 27.884
14R E 551898 N 3259865
Quick Description: The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Administration Building was designed by Frederick B. Gaenslen in the Italian Renaissance style and completed in 1922
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/12/2020 10:11:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM11YJY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 3

Long Description:
National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form

"The UIW Administration Building, with a veneer of red brick and cast stone trim, appears today much as it did when it opened in 1922.

The building's ornamentation includes reticulated brickwork, cast stone trim, an elaborate intermediate cornice at the fourth floor line, and floriated pilaster capitals. At the time of construction, the building was completed using new fireproof technology, "with steel and concrete frame, the outer walls of red brick with white stone trimmings and curtain walls of hollow tile."^ The overall aesthetics and massing clearly indicates the architect's Italian Renaissance design, following the formal horizontal sections typical of an Italian palazzo, with basement, piano nobile, shaft, and attic story. Similarly, the vertical divisions of the building's bays are revealed by the fenestration pattern. Cast stone coping along the decorative parapet exhibits Mission influences appropriate to this region of Texas."

Artist: Frederick B. Gaenslen - Architect

Address: Not listed

Web URL to relevant information: Not listed

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