Another of the Kahn designed buildings on the University of Michigan campus is the Harlan Hatcher library (well at least part of it).
In 1915, the University's old library was declared unsafe due to the materials used in the construction of the roof and frame. The General Library (as it was known as at the time) was built from 1916 to 1920 using funds allocated from the State.
The building was designed by Albert Kahn with consultations with the Head Librarian at the time. It was roughly modelled on the libraries used at Harvard and the University of California. It is a four story building.
Like many of the other Kahn buildings there are some interesting details on the building.
I never really noticed this sign before, but I like the friezes around the wording.
Another of the details. Sadly, the weather hasn't been as kind to these as some of the other buildings.
In 1971, an 8 story library was built and connected to this building. The collective buildings are now called the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. One of these days, I'll take pictures of the other part.