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The First D.H. Hill Library

The first NCSU library was located on the second floor of Holladay Hall, but this is the location of the first D.H. Hill Library. In 1926 this building was constructed and named in honor of one time librarian and later president of NCSU,  Daniel Harvey Hill, Jr. The senior D.H. Hill was a Confederate general during the Civil War and brother-in-law to Stonewall Jackson, considered by many to be one of the most talented military leaders in United States history.

Brooks Hall - 2

The library moved to its third and final location in the brickyard in the 1950s. The second location was renamed Brooks Hall in 1956 in honor of Eugene Brooks, president of the college in the 1920s and 1930s. It features four marble portico columns that when combined with the stepped front facade and domed roof bear a striking resemblance to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. The next time you have a nickel handy, look at the back of it and compare it to Brooks Hall.

It is now home to the School of Design.

Brooks Hall - 3

Brooks Hall - 4


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