|Title||University of Washington Library (Seattle, Wash.), south elevation |
|Alternate Title||Suzzallo Library |
|Architectural Firm Name||Bebb & Gould |
|Architects||Bebb, Charles H.|
Gould, Carl Freylinghausen, 1873-1939
|Date of Drawing Execution||1923 |
|Object Type||Architectural drawings |
|Physical Description||Ink and graphite on drafting cloth: 29 x 42 cm. |
|Building Street Address||University of Washington |
|Building Location||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Descriptive Notes||Handwritten in title block:|
University of Washington Library
Unit A - B
Charles H. Bebb & Carl F. Gould Architects
710-715 Hoge Bldg. Seattle. WN.
Drawing No 59 Feb 1923
Drawn By L. A. D. J. P. J.
Traced By L. A. D. J. P. J.
Checked By C. F. G.
Approved Carl F. Gould
Key to Materials
Contractors Signatures: C. Honore S. M. Wk. & Roofing [Sheet Metal Works] by C. Honore
Sole [illegible] - Mgr.
Handwritten beside drawing:
A F Skyhind ?
|Building Style||Collegiate Gothic|
|Building Notes||Named for Henry Suzzallo, University of Washington president 1914- 1926. In their original plans for the central library, Bebb & Gould designed three structures built in Collegiate Gothic style and arranged in a roughly equilateral triangle with a bell tower in the center. The first section, which dominates the eastern side of Central Plaza, forms the west face of this triangle. The south face of the triangle was completed in 1936 in the second phase of construction. The original plans were abandoned with the third wing of the library, completed in 1963. The 240-foot long Graduate Reading Room features cathedral ceilings and tall stained glass windows. Its distinctive look is said to have been inspired by Henry Suzzallo's openly-stated belief that universities should be "cathedrals of learning." |
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Elevations |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Suzzallo Library (Seattle, Wash.); University of Washington--Libraries--Designs and plans; Academic libraries--Washington (State)--Seattle--Designs and plans; College buildings--Washington (State)--Seattle--Designs and plans |
|Digital Collection||Architecture Collection|
|Digital ID Number||ARC0760|
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Facilities Records. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original drawing in RGB at 200-400 dpi, saved in TIFF format, changed to indexed color, enhanced and resized using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2006. |