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Getting to know Old Red - The Galveston County Daily News : Leisure

September 20, 2014

Getting to know Old Red

Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:05 am | Updated: 7:46 am, Fri Jan 25, 2013.

GALVESTON The Ashbel Smith Building at the University of Texas Medical Branch is the oldest medical school building west of the Mississippi River and is the scene of at least one shooting.

The 122-year-old building, known as Old Red thanks to its red brick and sandstone exterior, was also dangerously close to becoming a parking lot in the 1960s, author Heather Wooten said.

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