Williston Memorial Library
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, Massachusetts
Designed by George F. Newton
Gothic Revival Style
Mount Holyoke College, 50 College Street, South Hadley MA 01075
Library web site: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/
A Brief History of the Building
1903: Andrew Carnegie gave $50,000 to the college to build the library.
1905: The library was built with an interior to resemble Westminster Hall in England.
1917: The facility was named for Asahel Lyman Williston (1834- ?), a Northampton businessman who was a long-time trustee and treasurer of the college.
1935: An addition was built.
1968: An addition was built.
1990-1992: A 30,000-foot wing was added to the building. The atrium was modeled after the Medici Library in Florence, Italy.
2003: The information commons was added.