Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Shadek-Fackenthal Library

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Institution Name: Franklin & Marshall College
Original/Historic Place Name: Watts-dePeyster Library, Fackenthal Library
Location on Campus: College Ave.
Date(s) of Construction:
1897-1898original construction (Watts-dePeyster Library) O'Connoer, M.
1937-1938original construction (Shadek-Fackenthal Library) Lee, William H.
1983addition Shepley Bulfinch
Designer: M. O'Connoer; William H. Lee (Philadelphia); Shepley Bulfinch
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Colonial revival (Glossary)
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: brick, concrete
Walls: brick
Roof: slate
1898-present (2006)library

Keiper Liberal Arts and Shadek-Fackenthal Library, designed by Philadelphia architect William H. Lee, were erected in 1936 and 1937 in a Georgian Revival style similar to the structures Klauder had designed.


Dubbs, Joseph Henry. History of Franklin and Marshall College. Lancaster, PA: Franklin and Marshall College Alumni Association, 1903.

Griffith, Sally Foreman. History of Franklin & Marshall College, forthcoming (2006).

Klauder, Charles Z., and Herbert C. Wise. College Architecture in America. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929.

Klein, H. M. J. History of Franklin and Marshall College 1787-1948. Lancaster, PA: Franklin and Marshall College Alumni Association, 1952.

Klein, Frederick Shriver. Since 1787: The Franklin & Marshall College Story. Lancaster, PA: Franklin and Marshall College, 1968.

Larson, Jens Frederick, and Archie MacInness Palmer. Architectural Planning of the American College. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1933.

Leslie, W. Bruce. Gentlemen and Scholars: College and Community in the "Age of the University," 1865-1917. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1992.

Schuyler, David. "The 'New' Franklin & Marshall: Charles Z. Klauder, Henry Harbaugh Apple, and Campus Design in the 1920s." Online. (1998). Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA.

Turner, Paul Venable. Campus: An American Planning Tradition. New York: Architectural History Foundation; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1984.


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