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U.S. Military Academy Library, Archives, and Special Collections


U.S. Military Academy Library, Archives, and Special Collections

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Michie Stadium, 1969
Michie Stadium was built in 1924. In 1962, stands were added on the Lusk Reservoir side. This photo shows the addition of upper stands in 1969. The original 1924 architects, Osborn Engineering (Ohio) designed the 1923 Yankee Stadium and 1934…

Davis Barracks, 2015
The first completely new barracks at West Point in about a half-century, considerable work needed to be done on the site to make room for footprint. Over 160,000 pieces of granite were used. It is named for Air Force General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.,…

Jefferson Hall,  ˜2005
Jefferson Hall is the 3rd building built at West Point to be a library. The first was in 1841 and the second, now part of Bartlett Hall, was completed in 1964. Before the 1840s, the library was in a converted house and then in the 1815 Academy, which…

Mahan Hall, 1971
Expensive and two years behind schedule, Mahan Hall was a necessary academic-focused project given the 2,000 Cadet increase in the Corps during the 1960s. The site selection on a rocky, steep slope challenged the construction team.

Eisenhower Barracks, 1966
Until a name was chosen, this building was called “C Barracks” in planning documents and what became MacArthur Barracks was “D Barracks.”

Thayer Hall, 1957
Converting the Riding Hall to the academic Thayer Hall led to the conversion of the original curved roof (first image) to a flat surface designed to hold a new parking lot (second image).

Workers on Top of the Riding Hall, ~1911
Cram, Goodhue, & Ferguson, Architects

West Academic Building, ~1891
The 1838 Academy was torn down in 1891 and a new structure built on essentially the same footprint. This is work on the foundation of what is now named Pershing Barracks. It was completed, behind schedule and over-budget, in 1895. The stone used was…

Gymnasium, ~1890
Hunt is famous for works such as the North Carolina’s Biltmore Estate, Marble House in Newport, Rhode Island, the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, and the Grand Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is one of the key figures in the history of…
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