The 1870 Library

[1870 Library]


The first library on campus was built in 1870, north of the Seminary building and connected to it by a 45-foot corridor. An addition to the north was built in 1886-1887. It was torn down in 1904 to make room for the current library building.

More images of the 1870 library are visible in Katherine Kuckens' stereoview collection, and also in some of the Seminary images in my own stereoview collection. I only have one postcard so far that depicts the old library, but it is a beauty!

The Images

All cards are available with both front and back scans, and comments about what is written on the front or back, either by the user or by the publisher, are included below.

The 1870 Library
front Untitled real photo of the 1870 library. Inscription: E. C. B.
back Undivided back, postmarked in Chicago and Cincinnati in February of 1903[?]. Addressed to Miss Martha D. Byington.