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Altgeld Hall, Urbana, Illinois
Altgeld Hall, Urbana, Illinois
Resource Typeimage
TitleAltgeld Hall, Urbana, Illinois
Coverage / Year1897
Description1409 W. Green Street, Urbana. Built in 1897, the architects for Altgeld Hall were Nathan C. Ricker and James M. White.
InterpretationMany consider this National Register property to be the University of Illinois' most important building, both symbolically and architecturally. The "modern" Romanesque design by faculty members Nathan Clifford Ricker and James M. White satisfied the desires of energetic supporter Governor John P. Altgeld for a dignified library building. The building's engineering is as interesting as its design. The second floor is hung from trusses, eliminating the need for interior columns. The building originally served as the Law Building but now houses the Mathematics Library and part of the Department of Mathematics. Altgeld Hall was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
Lesson Plans / ThemesUrban Treasure Hunt
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorMiller, Patricia L.; Illinois Heritage Association;
SourceHistory in Postcards: Champaign, Urbana, and the University of Illinois. Willis C. Baker, Patricia L. Miller. Illinois Heritage Association, 1993.
Subject / KeywordsUrbana, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Libraries; Mathematics
Collection PublisherIllinois Heritage Association
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Resource IdentifierIHA00189.1
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