Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings

Designers: Nimmons, George C., and Company, Architects (firm); George Croll Nimmons (architect)

Dates: constructed 1899-1900

2 stories

Wooster College Campus, Wooster, OH

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Chicago architect George C. Nimmons (1865-1947), an alumnus of Wooster College, returned c. 1898 to design this library, dedicated 12/11/1900. According to the College of Wooster: "The new University Library was built off the southeast corner of Old Main. George C. Nimmons, an alumnus of the University and a successful partner in a Chicago based architectural firm, was chosen as the architect of the new library. He proposed a Neoclassical design, modeling the building after the great libraries of the National Library of Paris, France, and the Library of Congress in Washington D. C." (See "The Construction of the University Library,"Accessed 09/30/2013.)

PCAD id: 18707