March 12, 1948, pages 1-78. Note: Files are large (48MB) and may take several moments to download.
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Walter F. Dexter Building - Addition: http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/fpcp_mp/37
Walter F. Dexter Building - Remodel: http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/fpcp_mp/38
Walter F. Dexter Building (Bldg 034)
Completion Date: 1948
Square Feet: 37,378
Architect: Office of State Architect
Construction System: Concrete frame and exterior, tile roof
Construction Cost: $13,522,841
Architectural Style: Mission Revival
Cal Poly President: Julian A. McPhee (1933-1966)
California was the birthplace of the Mission Revival style, popular from the 1890s to the 1920s. The style was employed extensively throughout the western United States due in large part to the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads adopting this style for their stations.
Dexter helped Cal Poly’s president Julian McPhee to get approval and state funding for the new library building, completed in September 1948 and officially named the Walter F. Dexter Memorial Library