University of Tennessee - Hoskins Library

The iconic James D. Hoskins Library on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus was opened in 1931 and served as the University's main library until 1987.

The red brick building with a central castellated tower is a major university landmark just off Cumberland Avenue. The library is well known for its Collegiate Gothic design, including its arched windows and openings, multi-story stairwell with stained glass windows, and library-themed paintings on the arched ceilings, among other intricate interior details. In the woodwork of the lobby and detailing of the primary reading rooms, the building has a strong Arts and Crafts style.

Completion Date: 1931

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

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