Spooner Hall, University of Kansas
Spooner Hall was built in 1893-94 as the University of Kansas' first library. The money for its construction came from William Spooner, who wanted to construct the university's first purpose-built library and also a new chancellor's home for his nephew Francis H. Snow, who served as chancellor from 1890-1901 (Francis was his niece's husband). Spooner Hall was designed by Henry Van Brunt in the Romanesque Revival style and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Today, the building houses anthropology department's collections.
Backstory and Context
McCool, John. "Spooner of Later." KU History. October 29, 1994. http://kuhistory.com/articles/spooner-or-later/
"Spooner Hall - The University's First Library Building." University of Kansas. Accessed May 22, 2014. http://www2.ku.edu/~union/hmof/landmarks/spooner.shtml.