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Library Reading Room, W...
ca. 1925
exwa_wmup_u-10196
 
Title
Library Reading Room, Western State Teachers College
Date
ca. 1925
Time Period
[1920 - 1929, 1930-1939]
Description
Two-story Reading Room in Library Building (North Hall) at Western State Teachers College. View looking northeast features features seating for 300 students, marble fireplace, paintings donated by the local art collector A.M. Todd including the notable “Yosemite Valley” by Thomas Hill, and recessed wall shelving. The Reading Room was designed by Henry H. Turner and Victor E. Thebaud Architects in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The image appeared in the book Kalamazoo Lost and Found by Kalamazoo Historian Lynn Houghton.
Fireplace and painting ...
ca. 1925
exwa_wmup_u-10194
 
Title
Fireplace and painting in Library reading room, Western State Teachers College
Date
ca. 1925
Time Period
[1920 - 1929, 1930 - 1939]
Description
Two-story Reading Room in Library Building (North Hall) at Western State Teachers College. View, looking north, features the painting of Yosemite Valley by Thomas Hill above the ornamental mantle. In front of the marble fireplace are two display cases of rare books from the AM Todd Collection. The Reading Room was designed by Henry H. Turner and Victor E. Thebaud Architects in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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