Library Hall construction begins | 150 Engage Illinois Office of Corporate Relations
Celebrating our Sesquicentennial 1867-2017
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Library Hall, designed by Nathan Ricker and James McLaren White, building begins. The cornerstone of this important building was laid on September 18, 1896, complete with a time capsule. Library Hall served as the University Library from 1897-1927.

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Sep 19, 1896
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Library (Altgeld Hall) under construction, ca. 1896. Credit University Archives.
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Library (Altgeld Hall) under construction, ca. 1896. Credit University Archives.
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