South Hall , Columbia University

South Hall , Columbia University New York City


Stock #: 50619
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: New York City
State: New York (NY)
County: New York
Publisher: Alfred Mainzer
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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South Hall, built at a cost of $4,000,000 and opened in 1934, is the gift of Edward S. Harkness. Dr. Butler, President of Columbia University, describes the building as a "laboratory library, designed not merely for the storage and distribution of books, but for constant working with books." the exterior is designed in Italian Renaissance style with fourteen Ionic columns on the north facade. Present accommodations are for 3,000,000 volumes.
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