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Building Architecture

The Charles Deering Memorial Library was designed by the renowned architect James Gamble Rogers (1867-1947), who also designed the South Quads, Dyche Stadium, and Scott Hall on Northwestern's Evanston campus and most of the buildings on the University's Chicago campus. Rogers was responsible for numerous other academic buildings including the Harkness Quads and the Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University. 

Architectural highlights

According to Aaron Betsky, author of James Gamble Rogers and the Architecture of Pragmatism (NY: Architectural History Foundation, 1994), notable architectural elements include: