Location Information
(for the Textile Building)
Name:Textile Building [Industrial Education Building]
Address:Mississippi State University
City/County:Starkville, Oktibbeha County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1900
Architectural Styles(s):Italianate, Romanesque, Mission
Remodeling Date:1971
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:12 May 1975
View National Register Nomination Form
Mississippi Landmark Information
Book/Vol. No.:V. 666, p. 1874
A brick industrial building with Mission Style and Italianate features. It has a prominent shaped parapet over entrance, between two square towers. The Industrial Education Building, constructed to house the ambitious but short-lived Textile School of what was then Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College, now stands as the oldest extant academic building on the Mississippi State University campus as well as a significant monument in the history of industrialization, and particularly of cotton manufacturing, in Mississippi.

It was listed on the National Register on 12 May 1975 and was designated a Mississippi Landmark on 7 June 1985.

This building is included in "Old Homes of Mississippi, Volume II: Columbus and the North" (1977) (p. 45), "The State of Mississippi – Historic Properties" (1982) (pp. 18-19), and "Buildings of Mississippi" (2020) (p. 204, CH17.7).