a good read - mastering mckim's plan, two of two

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It is kind of fun looking at the Columbia campus as a collection of McKim, Mead & White. However, let's not forget a little Barnard love although not designed by Charles Follen McKim. Milbank Hall circa 1899 and 1906. It was constructed from 1896-1897 by the architects Lamb & Rich.
Barnard Hall circa 1930

Morningside Heights circa 1989, you can see Milbank Hall and Grant's Tomb.

Brooks Hall circa 1907, now a part of the "Quad" and still in use as a dormitory.

Lehman Library upon opening in 1959/1960

Class of 1911

Photos from WikiCU, Barnard and Library of Congress
BCN said...

There's actually a big discussion going on right now what to do with the Barnard library, since it's got so much air space.

Have you seen the new Diana center?


I love walking the Columbia campus, especially in the fall--gorgeous post! I'm a new follower! :)

Anonymous said...

The class of 1911 photo is wonderful, I love their long dresses. At my old school the teachers always wore their black gowns, I love traditions like that.

Ann said...

BCN, really? I had no idea, what else do you know that I don't?! I have only seen photos of the Diana center, haven't been able to get over there yet. How is it? Surely better than the old student center!

Welcome HH, my favorite time of year there is the winter when the walk is all lit up and twinkling!