Add-Ran College Historical Review and Site Vist

Update! Due to the forecast for excessive heat this coming Saturday June 2 we have made a decision to remain at the Harbor Lakes Clubhouse for the entire Add Ran College Historical Review rather than moving to the outdoor site of the former Add Ran College in Thorp’s Spring for the second part of the presentation.


The Bridge Street History Center will be hosting an event on June 2, 2018 featuring the story of Add-Ran College that would later become Texas Christian University (TCU).

Add Ran College – Thorp’s Spring, Texas This building was rected in 1877 and demolished in 1946

Saturday morning, June 2, at 9:00 AM we will meet at Harbor Lakes Club House for breakfast and a presentation by Dr. Gene Smith, TCU History Professor, discussing the general history of TCU. He has old photographs and will answer questions and we will then proceed to Thorp’s Spring and the site where Add-Ran College once stood. Dr. Ronald Burris will present on how Add-Ran College, in the small town of Thorp’s Spring, evolved into Texas Christian University.

Breakfast is FREE to Friends Of The Bridge Street History Center (whose membership dues are current) that Pre-register for this event. The general public will also be invited.  Non pre-registered folks, along with the general public, will pay $15.00 for breakfast. If you can attend, please RSVP to Teresa Sims by text (817-578-0234) or use the Contact Us link on this page to reserve your place. Harbor Lakes only holds so many, so when we are full, no more will be admitted for breakfast. Of course, the time in Thorp’s Spring would still be open. You will need to bring your own chair to Add-Ran (BYOC!). We will not have refreshments there.

One tidbit: The split at Add-Ran College was the beginning of the split between the Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ. (and did they Really throw a piano out the second story window – while it was being played?!!)
Please reserve your place for Breakfast at the Add-Ran College event. Just another benefit of being a Friend of The Bridge Street History Center!