Exhibits - 100th Anniversary Commemorating the Laying of the Cornerstone of the Main Building


The Columbus Memorial Library is pleased to announce that it has mounted an Exhibit entitled "100th Anniversary Commemorating Laying of the Cornerstone of the Main Building". The Exhibit highlights the history of the laying of the Cornerstone of the building of the International Bureau of American Republics on May 11, 1908. It showcases historical photographs of the construction of the building, the benefactor Andrew Carnegie who provided financial support for the building, the Architects Paul Crét and Albert Kelsey and the delegates who attended the ceremony.

Also on display is a list of the contents of the box placed under the cornerstone.

A pamphlet accompanies the Exhibit.

The Exhibit is mounted in display cases on the corridor behind the Patio of the Main Building, outside of the Simon Bolívar Room and in the Reference Area of the Columbus Memorial Library on the Ground Floor of the Administration Building.

Please take some time to view this Exhibit which will remain mounted until the end of August, 2008.


Thanking you.

Beverly Wharton-Lake
Chief Librarian
Columbus Memorial Library

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