Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bryant Hall

Bryant Hall, on the University of Mississippi campus.

I tend to forget sometimes that I work amidst historical buildings.  In fact, my office is housed in one of the earlier campus buildings, Longstreet.  (But, more about that at another time.)  ELMalvaney over at MissPres had a post today about the architect of Bryant Hall, H. N. Austin.  Because I had Faculty Senate in the building tonight, I thought I would take the opportunity to showcase some of the building's beautiful insides.

The iron gates leading into the building.

The globe is the largest and most detailed in the world, according to the designer, Todd Ulrich.  It matches the movement of the Earth's rotation, making a full rotation every 24 hours.

The heartwood pine flooring and penny tile in the entrance were replaced during the recent renovations to match the original aspects of the building, which was built in 1911.  The building was originally the University Library, and later named Bryant Hall.

Stained glass in the rotunda is original to the building according to the University news release from which this information is taken.

Section of stained glass in the stairwell.

1 comment:

frank_ezelle said...

That's nice--it definitely beats the building I work in, a fairly typical 2-story rectangle, circa 2008, which does happen to fit in with all the other buildings on the Parkway in Madison.