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This year’s Christmas in Aggieland ornament features one of the most recognizable landmarks of the Texas A&M University Campus.
Completed in 1914, the Academic Building stands on the site of Old Main, the first campus building, which burned to the ground in 1912. Its most prominent feature is its copper dome, which is green with verdigris, much like the Statue of Liberty. A replica of the Liberty Bell is suspended from inside the dome. In front of the Academic Building is the Academic Plaza, which is the site of a wide range of campus events, most notably Silver Taps. Silver Taps is one of the most sacred and significant traditions at Texas A&M University and is one of the final tributes for any current and graduate or undergraduate student who passed away during the year.
Enjoy this year’s Christmas in Aggieland ornament, “The Academic Building”, adorned with Texas bluebells, Merry Christmas and Gig ‘em!