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Altgeld Hall

The Mathematics Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is located in Altgeld Hall, originally known as the Library Building. It was completed in 1897, but received four major additions in 1914, 1919, 1926, and 1956. The University Chime was installed in the Altgeld Tower in 1920. Altgeld Hall is considered to be one of the finest examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

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Mathematics Library Exterior

Altgeld Hall

Altgeld Hall Front View
Altgeld Hall Front
Outside view of Altgeld in spring
Altgeld Hall in Spring
Altgeld Hall Front Entrance
Altgeld Hall Front Entrance
Angled View of Altgeld Hall's West Side
Altgeld Hall West Side
Newel Stair Turret
Newel Stair Turret
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Newel Stair from Outside
Newel Stair
East View with Skylight
East View with Skylight
Altgeld Hall East Side Circa 1905
Altgeld Hall East Side Circa 1905
Photo Courtesy of Illinois Archives
Altgeld Hall Aerial View
Altgeld Hall Aerial View
Photo Courtesy of Illinois Archives
Alma Mater and Altgeld Hall Circa 1962
Alma Mater and Altgeld Hall Circa 1962
Photo Courtesy of Illinois Archives
Alma Mater and Altgeld Hall Circa 1980
Alma Mater and Altgeld Hall Circa 1980
Photo Courtesy of Illinois Archives
Alma Mater and Altgeld Hall Circa 2015
Alma Mater and Altgeld Hall Circa 2015
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner

Chime Tower

Chime Tower
Chime Tower
Chime Tower from an Angle
Chime Tower Side View
Chime Tower Circa 1912
Chime Tower Circa 1912
Photo Courtesy of Illinois Archives
Edmund J. James and the Chimes
Edmund J. James and the Chimes
Photo Courtesy of Illinois Archives
Chime Tower in Fall
Chime Tower in Fall
Chime Tower in Winter
Chime Tower in Winter

Altgeld Hall Architectural Details

Capitol on Front Entrance
Detail of Capitol, Front Entrance
Front Entrance Detail, Female Face
Detail of Front Entrance, Female Face
Front Entrance Detail, Male Face
Detail of Front Entrance, Male Face
West Side Detail, Gargoyle
Detail of West Side, Gargoyle
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
West Side Detail, Gargoyle
Detail of West Side, Gargoyle Two
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Newel Stair, Interior
Newel Stair, Interior
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Entrance
Entrance
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Detail of Mosaic Floor
Detail of Mosaic Floor
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Detail of Mosaic Floor, U of I
Detail of Mosaic Floor, U of I
Door
Door Detail
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Plaque
Plaque
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Fireplace
Fireplace Detail

Mathematics Library Interior

Circulation Room

Mural in Rotunda, North Side
"Arcadia"
Dedicated to the College of Agriculture
Mural in Rotunda, North Side
Archive Photo, Mural in Rotunda, East Side
"The Forge of Vulcan"
Dedicated to the College of Engineering
Mural in Rotunda, East Side
Photo Courtesy of Illinois Archives
Forge of Vulcan, Mural in Rotunda, East Side
"Forge of Vulcan"
Dedicated to the College of Agriculture
Mural in Rotunda, East Side
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Mural in Rotunda, South Side
"The Sacred Wood of the Muses"
Dedicated to the College of Literature and Art
Mural in Rotunda, South Side
Archive Photo, Mural in Rotunda, West Side
"The Laboratory of Minerva"
Dedicated to the College of Science
Mural in Rotunda, West Side
Photo Courtesy of Illinois Archives
The Laboratory of Minerva, Mural in Rotunda, South Side
"The Laboratory of Minerva"
Dedicated to the College of Literature and Art
Mural in Rotunda, West Side
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Original Stained Glass Dome
Original Stained Glass Dome
Photo Courtesy of Illinois Archives
Dome
Dome
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Dome Two
Dome Two
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Wall Stencilling
Wall Stencilling
Arch and Dome
Arch and Dome
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Rotunda Detail, Figure with Rail Switch
Rotunda Detail, Figure with Rail Switch
Rotunda Detail, Figure with Anvil
Rotunda Detail, Figure with Anvil
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Rotunda Detail, Figure with Sickle
Rotunda Detail, Figure with Sickle
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Rotunda Detail, Figure with Transit
Rotunda Detail, Figure with Transit
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Column Detail
Column Detail
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Corner Detail
Corner Detail
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Safe
Safe
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Circulation Desk, Front View
Circulation Desk, Front View
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Circulation Desk, Side View
Circulation Desk, Side View
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Library Hall
Library Hall
Photo Courtesy of Illinois Archives

Stacks

Stacks Entrance
Stacks Entrance
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Study Carrel
Study Carrel
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Stacks Stairs Detail
Stacks Stairs Detail
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Stacks Safe
Stacks Safe
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Stacks Stairs
Stacks Stairs
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Stacks Stairs Two
Stacks Stairs Two
Photo Courtesy of Becky Burner
Iron Shelf Bracket
Iron Shelf Bracket
Glass Floor Panels
Glass Floor Panels
Stacks Stairs
Stacks Stairs
Photo Courtesy of Illinois Archives