Saturday, January 30, 2010

South Dakota School of Mines:1906

Main Building: "The new reading room on the first floor of the annex to Science Hall affords a strong attraction for the book worms and the more studious members of the School. The room is fifty-two feet long and twenty-six feet wide. Around its walls windows are scattered, having a transparent area of 286 square feet. The room is situated so that it is flooded with sunlight from the first golden shaft of the rising sun to the rosy shade of lingering twilight. The furnishings are made of the finest hard wood and the ample reading matter, including the standard mining, monthly and weekly periodicals also daily papers, are of the more solid type. There is an impressive atmosphere of refinement in the room which reflects creditably upon those, whose appreciation of the privileges it brings, is shown by their daily visits."