The LADC's upper level has been painted and carpeted. A crew from the LADC and the main library helped complete the shift of books from temporary shelving downstairs back up to their permanent location upstairs. (It took two weeks of assembling shelving and moving books!) Our shelves' wooden end panels and pieces of our wooden furniture have been sent to be stripped and stained.
Temporary study tables and lounge furniture provide a place for quiet study and reading upstairs while we await new furniture. Options for new furniture have been displayed on our bulletin board so that members of the CADC and all library users may give us feedback on the choices.
Fabric samples and images of furniture are currently displayed in the LADC (look on our entryway bulletin board and around the first floor). Feedback is welcome! A notepad is available by the entrance if you'd like to write comments or recommendations.
You can also view our color choices for paint, wood stain (for staining shelf ends, study tables, and wooden chairs), and carpet.
We would love to hear what you think.
The exhibit of selected watercolors has been replaced by a fresh selection, now depicting 19th century southern homes. Houses shown in the paintings include the Bragg mansion of Mobile, the Pease Home of Columbus, the Burris house, the Varner-Alexander house of Tuskegee, the William A. Dawson house of Spring Hill, the Stone-Young plantation of Montgomery, and the Holliday-Cary house of Auburn.
The Bragg mansion is featured in a watercolor titled "Home of General Bragg," but in fact the house was built by the general's brother Judge John Bragg in 1855. The home is known as the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion after the family who lived in the house from 1930s to 1965. During this time the home was maintained so
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A selection of School of Architecture student projects is currently on exhibit outside the doors of the LADC. These architectural renderings in watercolor date from 1917 to 1942, back when A.U. was still known as Alabama Polytechnic Institute. They depict southern homes, European architecture, building plans, and much more.
The originals rest in the AU Libraries Special Collections and Archives, and a digital collection can be viewed here.