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John Peace Blvd

Peace Boulevard, formerly John Peace Boulevard[1] and one of the original roads on campus,[2] serves as the main entrance to the Main Campus from Loop 1604 to the north. It features the only drive-up Visitor Booth on the north half of campus. Peace Blvd. intersects Tobin Avenue and borders the Peace Blvd. Lot. Peace Blvd. ends into UTSA Circle and the Main Building drop-off area, which serves to give UTSA the address for its entire Main Campus: One UTSA Circle.[3]

Peace Blvd. no longer connects to the southern half of campus via parking Lot 4 since Lot 4 is becoming the Bauerle Rd. Garage, and construction has blocked the area that formerly circumnavigated the Main Building. Peace Blvd. also provides rear access to the Business Building and John Peace Library.

NamesakeEdit

John Robert Peace, Jr. (1917-1974) grew up near Wharton, Texas and got a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1939. He was a lawyer who was appointed by Governor John B. Connolly to the UT System Board of Regents, serving 1967-1973, and even as chair 1971-1973. He is recognized as a champion for the creation of UTSA. Appreciation for this, and his reputation as a collector of books and manuscripts about Texas, inspired the university's first library to be named after him.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Lot and Street Name Changes". Business Auxiliary Services. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  2. 1976-1978 UTSA Undergraduate Catalog. UTSA Registrar's Office. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  3. "Main Campus Parking Map". UTSA Business Auxiliary Services. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
  4. "A Guide to the John Peace Collection, 1800-1973". UTSA Libraries Special Collections. Retrieved February 6, 2012.
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