Monday, February 11, 2008

Fort Worth's Little Known College

n Lubbock Avenue
, just north of Berry Street, on the near east side of TCU, is the College of St. Thomas More.

If you have driven around TCU but don't recall seeing it, you're not alone. The College is housed in 5 or 6 old houses that are indistinguishable from the other neighborhood houses on the Lubbock and Merida blocks. That will change soon.

On February 29, 2008 the Most Reverend Kevin Vann, Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth will bless the beginnings of their first building, the Christ the Teacher Chapel and Library. Celebratory refreshments will be available in the Refectory (3008 Lubbock) before and after.

Congratulations to Dr. James Patrick and the fellows of the College.

The College has classes in Theology, Philosophy, Literature, Latin and History, and overseas studies in Rome, Oxford, and Greece.

Chapel Blessing
Friday, February 29 at 2:00 p.m.
3001 Lubbock Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas


Andrew said...

As the Berry street initiative continues, and TCU continues to expand, this will add a little more to the urban diversity feel that they're looking forward down there.

Rambler said...

The expansion of TCU poses, however, a particular dilemma. A friend and I were riding along McCart from Park Hill to Berry, noting that most of the 60s apartments and strip centers are gone now, replaced with TCU housing. If they have come that far east, how much space can St. Thomas More carve out for itself in the long run? Granted a college with 30 students obviously doesn't need a great deal of space, but I would hate to see such a lovely project stunted.

Francis Shivone said...

Rambler -- not much, but the plans are for students in the 50-100 range. They do have close to an acre of land in contiguous lots, and a building across Lubbock. Enough room for their plans.
The TCU growth in the last 5 years has been amazing, I do agree.

littlelizzie said...

Yes, they are closing in on all sides . We actually have two buildings across Lubbock and an empty lot by the office also.

I can't wait to see construction start. I will be curious to see the reaction of the TCU students. Most who walk through our campus everyday don't know that the College exists.

Francis Shivone said...

Thanks Liz, hold that poker table spot for me.