Category:Butler Library

The Nicholas Murray Butler Library, colloquially called Butler Library, on the Morningside Heights campus of Columbia University at 535 West 114th Street, the university's largest single library. It was built in 1931-34 and was designed by James Gamble Rogers in the Neoclassical style. Originally called "South Hall", it was named for Nicholas Murray Butler, who was president of Columbia from 1902-1945, who first proposed the building when plans to expand the Low Memorial Library did not come to fruition. (Source: AIA Guide to NYC (5th. ed.))