Ashbel Smith Building
Ashbel Smith Building in 2009
|Location||916 Strand (Ave. B),|
ASHBEL SMITH BUILDING Latitude and Longitude:
|Area||1.8 acres (0.73 ha)|
|Architect||Nicholas J. Clayton|
|NRHP reference #||69000203 |
|Added to NRHP||October 28, 1969|
|Designated TSAL||January 1, 1981|
The Ashbel Smith Building, also known as Old Red, is a Romanesque Revival building located in Galveston, Texas.  It was built in 1891 with red brick and sandstone.  Nicholas J. Clayton was the architect. It was the first University of Texas Medical Branch building.
In 1949, the building named for Ashbel Smith, a Republic of Texas diplomat and one of the founders of the University of Texas System. The building was registered as a Texas Historical Landmark in 1969 and renovated in 1985.
In 2008, Old Red was flooded with six feet of water by Hurricane Ike.
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Galveston County, Texas
- Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Galveston County
- National Park Service (2013-11-02). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Texas Historic Sites Atlas". Texas Historical Commission. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2009-12-24.
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