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| Institution Name: Bard College |
Original/Historic Place Name: Hoffman Library
Location on Campus: on a small knoll at the northern end of the main campus road on the west side.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
Type of Place: Individual building
| 1893-1895||original construction; Hoffman Library Unknown |
| 1976||addition of Kellogg wing Unknown |
| 1993||original construction; Stevenson Library Venturi, Robert |
|Foundation: stone (Hoffman/Kellogg); concrete (Stevenson)|
|Roof: metal (Hoffman/Kellogg); unspecified (Stevenson)|
| || Function: |
| 1893-present (2007)||library|
Significance: architecture, education
Narrative: see below
|National Register||Hudson River Historic District (1990) |
References: see below
The Bard College library is composed of the classical Hoffman building (based on an Ionic temple with pediments facing east and west); the Kellogg wing; and the new main library building, the Stevenson. The earliest of them, the Hoffman, was built through a gift by the college's most generous 19th-century patron. The architect of the Stevenson Library was Robert Venturi.
|I. Bibliographic sources: |
Hudson River Historic District [including Bard College]. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1990.
|II. Location of other data: |
|University: Special Collections |
|Government Offices |
|Other: Hudson River Heritage office, Rhinebeck, NY |