Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Klink Library

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Institution Name: Concordia University (IL)
Original/Historic Place Name: Klink Library
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1949original construction Brand, John
1969construction information unknown Sturr, Thomas F.
1990construction information unknown Holabird & Root
Designer: John Brand; Thomas F. Sturr; Holabird & Root
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Modern/post-WWII, Contemporary (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: masonry, limestone
Roof: concrete deck: modified roof
1949-present (2006)library

To an institution that is primarily focused on training educators, the Klink Library is a historically significant building. Today the building houses not only the library but also a writing center and the University's information technology wing. It remains in good shape today.


Master Plan. Concordia University, River Forest, IL.


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