Battelle Memorial Building

Battelle Memorial Building (HM27YM)

Location: Washington, DC 20016
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 56.227', W 77° 5.281'

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"We dedicate this building to the students of American University who here will discover an increasing fountain of knowledge and to that great body of students who in future days will here assemble."

(From a "Ritual of Dedication" spoken at the dedication ceremony December 7, 1926.)

Constructed in 1926, the Battelle Memorial Building was the university's first free-standing library. The building was named for the family of J. Gordon Battelle (1883-1923), a trustee of the university from 1920 to 1923. The Tompkins wing, named for the developer constructing the addition, was opened in December 1957 and the north wing added in 1964. The library collections were moved to the newly completed Bender Library building in 1979. With a major contribution from trustee Robert P. Kogod and his wife Arlene, the building was renovated and became the home of the Robert P. and Arlene R. Kogod College of Business Administration. The law library opened in the A. Reckman Myers Hall wing on December 6, 1979.
HM NumberHM27YM
Year Placed1993
Placed ByAmerican University
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Date Added Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 319026 N 4311871
Decimal Degrees38.93711667, -77.08801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.227', W 77° 5.281'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 13.62" N, 77° 5' 16.86" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3544 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington DC 20016, US
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