Caption: Book - Overview of University of Illinois for Chicago Alumni (1926)
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DIRECTORY OF ILLINOIS MLX IN CHICAGO AND VICINITY 37
THE UNIVERSITY'S BUILDING PROGRAM
In September, 1925, the beginning of the academic year 11)2 5-26, five important new buildings were put into use. They ii m the New Commerce Building, the West Residence Hall for Women, the new Men's Gymnasium, the Dairy Manufactures Huilding, and the McKinley University Hospital, The latter is ilui gift of Senator William B. McKinley and provides hospital nihilities for students and faculty and can accommodate up to mio hundred patients. The Hospital and New Commerce Building were dedicated with appropriate ceremonies in the spring of this year. All of the buildings provided by the Legislature for the 1925-27 building program are under construction. They include: Addition to the New Men's Gymnasium. Addition (book stack unit) to the New Library. Addition to the Armory. Building for Architecture and Kindred Subjects. Building for School of Pharmacy (in Chicago). The Addition which is being built on the South end of the New Men's Gymnasium and which will house the swimming pool and a small gymnasium is being completed and will be occupied this scholastic year (1926-27). This Addition will cost 1225,000.00. The stack room addition to the New Library is being completed and will be occupied this scholastic year (1926-27). Work is being started on the North wing, which will house the Library School, the Library workrooms and minor reading rooms, and it will be occupied the next scholastic year (192728). These additions will cost $500,000. The Addition to the Armory, which consists of finished facades for the existing building provides offices, classrooms and supply rooms for the Military Department, is under construction and will be occupied the scholastic year 1927-1928. This structure will cost $425,000.00. Work is being started on the Building for Architecture and Allied Subjects which will provide classrooms, drafting rooms, departmental library and studios. This building will be occupied the scholastic year 1927-28 and will cost $500,000.00. The building which is under construction in Chicago for the School of Pharmacy will house classrooms, laboratories, and offices. It will be connected with the existing Pharmacy buildings at 701 South Wood Street and will give the school room much needed for expansion. The School of Pharmacy is the only one recognized by the State of Illinois in licensing pharmacists, and its facilities have been taxed to the utmost for several years. The new building will be occupied the scholastic year 1927-28 and will cost $350,000.00. With the completion of the main unit and book stack unit of the New Library this year, the present Library building will be turned over to the College of Law. This arrangement, long anticipated and looked forward to, will provide dignified, spacious and convenient quarters for the College of Law and the book stack space in the present Library will provide for the natural expansion of the Law Library for many years.
THE HEW COMMERCE BUII.DING-
THE M C Z I M 1 E Y - UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (The Forestry in the Background)