Beautiful Day

On a beautiful day like today, I think we can all agree New Orleans is a great place to be. In celebration of the beautiful weekend to come, below is a vintage photo of Marquette Hall from the University Photographs Collection. Be sure to notice the cars! Loyola’s first permanent classroom building, Marquette Hall was completed in 1911. Fr. Albert H. Biever planned Marquette to reflect Tudor Gothic architecture due to his studies in England. Marquette functioned in part as a library, until the Main Library was completed in 1950. The Main Library was in use until the construction of the Monroe Library was completed in 1999. The old library building will some day be converted into the Tom Benson Jesuit Center.

Blog post by Kristen Blomeyer, Special Collections work-study student and Social Media and Outreach Intern.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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