Photo: Google satellite view looking northeast
University of New Mexico Zimmerman Library
1936-1938, which includes two subsequent additions, 1963-67 and 1973-1976.
"Zimmerman Library exemplifies the university's popular image as a 'pueblo
on the mesa,' and is generally considered one of John Gaw Meem's finest
works. Built with federal funding during the depths of the Great Depression,
the meticulously crafted building also set a standard for the Spanish-Pueblo
Style that would prove impossible to duplicate on the campus after World War
II. In January 1936, the Public Works Administration
for four new buildings at the University of New Mexico, including a central
library to be built at a cost of $370,000. University president James Fulton
Zimmerman had been consulting with Meem since 1935, and the architect
provided preliminary plans at no fee, on the condition that he get the
contract if the application for federal funding proved successful. Meem got
the contract for all four buildings in February 1936 and completed the plans
for the library the following August."
Library, Society of Architectural Historians SAH Archipedia website,
accessed 28 November 2018.