November 6th, 2008
Vintage image of John Hay Library from 1908.
Photo: Brown Archives.

With so much new campus construction under way, it's wise to remember that today's new buildings may be the darlings of tomorrow's preservationists. In 1908, for example, the John Hay Library was still an architect's English Renaissance dream and a curiosity for Prospect Street streetcar riders. The Hay's final cost? $300,000—the equivalent of $7 million today.

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