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Abbott Hall

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Overview

Facility
ABBOTT
Number
0020
Function
Academic
Gross Square Feet
108,884
Construction Cost
$5,494,000
Completed
June, 1933
Architect
E.B. Green & Son (1933) and Scaffidi & Moore (1985)

Occupants

Function

Charles D. Abbott Hall houses UB's extensive Health Sciences Library. The original 1933 building, then called Lockwood Library, nearly doubled in size with the 1985 addition. The library's grand entranceway is truly impressive, and is worth a visit in its own right., and the long, stone balustrade was salvaged from the old Albright Estate by architect E.B. Green

Namesake

ABBOTT

Charles D. Abbott was director of university libraries from 1934 to 1960. Abbott founded the university's famous poetry collection, originating the plan for collecting poet's worksheets, manuscripts, letters, and first editions.

The original building was the gift of Thomas B. Lockwood (1873-1947) and his wife, Marion Birge Lockwood, in memory of Daniel N. Lockwood and George K. Birge. Thomas Lockwood, a Buffalo attorney, also donated his extensive collection of rare books to the new library.

Historical research and photographs provided by University Archives.