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The southern fašade of the Main Building includes the seven great arches of the loggia, the pilasters between the two-story windows, the colonnades of the southeast and southwest wings, the carving that relieves the flatness of the walls, and the red and orange panels of the fourth story. The inscription "Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32) carved across the front is one of the many quotations that Dr. Battle incorporated into the design of the Main Building. There are also two dates carved into the southern face of the building. The year 1836, indicates the year that Texas gained independence from the Republic of Mexico and the year 1936 was the date projected for the completion of the new Main Building.
detail of south
southwest wing

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12 May 1999
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