The Library Building Begins

Library Building Begins

Ground is broken for the new library building.

Students of Brooklyn College were to get their own library - at last. No longer would they have to trek to Manhattan or make do with the inadequate conditions in downtown Brooklyn. They would have a place of their own to read and study.

Originally termed "the library" this building was eventually named "LaGuardia Hall" in honor of one New York's more famous mayors, and one who had done much to create this "new" Brooklyn College. On top of La Guardia Hall is the landmark clock tower. Tradition states that no building on the college grounds can stand higher than this tower.


Science at a Distance
© 1997, Professor John Blamire