1963 - LIBRARY

This well-lit and comfortable two-story extension, added in 1963 to the 1927 Mary Hutton Biddle Library, was designed by architects, Paul M. Cope, Jr. and H. Mather Lippincott, Jr. (both Westtown Class of 1939). At the new structure’s dedication, Librarian Earl Fowler reminded listeners of the far reaching significance of a library as an “instrument attached to the experience, the memory, the unfolding meaning and fate of man.” The library wing won 1 of 3 national Library Buildings Awards co-sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, the American Library Association, and the National Book Committee in 1964.