University marking the end
of Falls Hall dormitory on Monday
By David King
Texas State will have a ceremony for the decommissioning of Falls Hall on Monday, beginning at 2:30 p.m.
The ceremony and a reception will take place outside the construction fence on Concho Green, adjacent to Butler Hall.
The program will include a reading of the history of Falls, filling a time capsule and ringing the carillon once for each decade the hall was in service. The time capsule will be kept in the University Archives.
Falls Hall will be razed on March 7. The space will be used for the new performing arts center, which will feature a 400-seat theater and a 300-seat recital hall as well as rehearsal spaces, staging areas, classrooms and a lobby.
The dormitory opened in 1966, at the height of a building boom at the university. It opened at the same time as Buckner Hall, which now is the site of McCoy College. Also under construction during that same period were Sterry Hall, Jackson Hall, an addition to the Jones Dining Hall and what became the J.C. Kellam Administration Building. Continue reading