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Gettysburg College Musselman Library 5. Designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen (b. 1929) of Washington D.C., Musselman Library was completed in 1981 at a cost of more than $4,500,000.Its name honors the Musselman Foundation, which provided the major gift for its construction.
Musselman Library is a distinctive piece of contemporary architecture, which Jacobsen termed abstract Romanesque. Though designed to stand near the Romanesque revival Glatfelter Hall as a companion piece, it was built at a site where its relationship to the older building is less apparent. Indeed, to accommodate the change in the site, the building had to become a mirror image of its original design. In massing and color it resembles Glatfelter Hall, though it is clearly a structure of the late 20th century with its massive sculptural shapes planted firmly on the ground.

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39.8363889, -77.2338889

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Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; College campuses; College buildings; Historic buildings; College library; Musselman Library; Gettysburg College; Adams County; Images


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