Building the Quadrangle
Stage 2: 1901 - 1909
The main phases of the Quadrangle's construction were between 1854 and 1966. This webpage covers stage 2 - the period between 1901 and 1909.
The images below are courtesy of the Fisher Library unless otherwise indicated. Click on images for enlargement.
Architect: WaIter Liberty Vernon, Government Architect
Style: Tudor Gothic, influenced by the Picaresque style
The next stage of building the Quadrangle was between 1901 and 1909, when the Fisher Library (now MacLaurin Hall) was constructed as a separate purpose-built library, part of the south side of what was to become the Quadrangle.
The Nicholson collection was housed on the ground floor.
Fisher Library and the Nicholson Museum were officially opened on 20 September 1909.
View more images and information about the old Fisher Library and book stacks.
Find out about the Nicholson Museum.
Fisher Library and the bookstack
A rear view of Fisher Library, now roofed,
Gargoyles in preparation, inside the Library.
Inside Fisher Library, nearing completion,