Thursday, November 7, 2013

1922 Billings Library, University of Vermont, Burlington


Once the home to UVM's main library until its move to Bailey library, Billings was designed by one of the country's most influential architects of the era, Henry Hobson Richardson. After the library left Billings, it became UVM's main student center until the Dudley H. Davis Center was finished in 2007. Billings will return it to its library roots when UVM's special collections (along with the Holocaust Studies Department) move in. In Billings you'll find a hallowed atmosphere with large windows, wood floors, high ceilings and soft couches popular with students hitting the books. Cook Commons, located one floor down, is a constantly busy spot, with an open dining area and a large cafeteria.

Photo courtesy of University of Vermont

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