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A Secret Apartment in Dallas Hall?

Inside Dedman College

Originally Published: November 5, 2015

Dallas Hall is home to more than just the famous university seal, classrooms, and offices. Unbeknownst to most of the student body, Dallas Hall is also home to several secret spaces, including a hidden time capsule and a spiral staircase nestled in the building’s walls that leads from the first floor up to the attic. The most talked about “secret” feature, though, is an apartment, hidden away in the very top of the building. Most pass by its unmarked door every day, unaware that anything of historical importance is on the other side. From the balcony directly off the apartment’s single bedroom is one of the best views of the SMU campus and downtown Dallas. In fact, on a clear day one can see nearly twenty miles all the way to AT&T Stadium in Arlington where the Dallas Cowboys play. READ MORE