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Crosby Hall

Crosby Hall

Overview

Facility
CROSBY
Number
0014
Function
Gross Square Feet
76,088
Construction Cost
$520,000
Completed
June, 1931
Architect
E.B. Green & Son

Occupants

Function

Crosby Hall houses studio and office space for the School of Architecture and Planning. It originally housed the School of Business Administration (School of Management).

Namesake

Crosby Hall was named by the University Council in honor of the contributions of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Crosby and their children to the university's development. William H. Crosby (d. 1944), a bicycle frame manufacturer, served on the UB Council and was active in the YMCA. At a critical point in the university's history, from 1919 to 1921, he served as university treasurer and also served for a number of years as chair of the finance committee. Crosby Hall, completed in 1932, was the first permanent home of the School of Business Administration (now the School of Management).  Crosby and his family gave this building as their gift to the University and now houses the studio spaces for the School of Architecture and Planning.