AKA: Washington State University (WSU), Holland-Terrell Library, Pullman, WA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings; built works - social and civic buildings - libraries

Designers: Maloney, John W., Architect (firm); John W. Maloney (architect); Dudley Pratt (sculptor)

Dates: constructed 1947-1950

4 stories

140 Glenn Terrell Mall
Washington State University Campus, Pullman, WA 99164

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Yakima and Seattle architect John W. Maloney designed this four-floor, Modernist library clad in brick and lined with windows. The library was named for former Washington State College President Ernest O. Holland, who served in this role between 1916 and 1944. Maloney designed three other buildings on the Washington State College Campus, including Johnson Tower, Compton Union Building, and Todd Hall.

Building Notes

Seattle architect Dudley Pratt (1897-1975) designed a very large, 30-foot-tall sculpture, known as "The Reader," for the west exterior wall of the Holland Library, nearby to the original main entrance. Pratt employed Indiana limestone quarried at Bedford, 21 miles south of Bloomington.

PCAD id: 24128