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Richard J. Daley Library

Richard J. Daley Library - original designDating from 1963, the library is named for former Mayor Richard J. Daley, who was instrumental in bringing a campus of the University of Illinois to the city of Chicago.

Considered an anchor building of the historic Netsch campus, the four-story library was built in two stages: first, the central structure, followed by additions on the north and south ends. The original building extended to the end of the first brick-faced bays. Two additional bays were eventually added at each end. Two wings running to the west were planned but never built. Stucco panels visible along the west face of the building indicate their intended placement.Richard J. Daley Library - Netsch design Richard J. Daley Library - modern