Letter from C. K. Adams to William Henry Miller
Letter from Charles Kendall Adams to William Henry Miller, December 15, 1887 (dictated)
“At a meeting of the Library Building Committee, held last evening, it was decided to ask you to make studies of the library building, in accordance with instructions herewith enclosed.”
William Henry Miller, a noted Ithaca architect, was selected to build the University Library. Buildings for which he was responsible include the Andrew Dickson White House, Barnes Hall, Stimson Hall, and Risley Hall, as well as a number of churches and homes in Ithaca. He prepared plans for improving the south entrance to the University at Cascadilla Gorge, designing a new roadway closer to the gorge bank, an entrance gate at the end of Eddy Street, and a new stone-arched bridge across the gorge.