t a large granite building.
This is Boylston Hall, the chemical laboratory, and was built in 1857.
On the wall facing the street is a tablet which informs the reader that-
Here was the Homestead of Thomas Hooker 1633-36 First Pastor at Newtown Thomas Shepard 1636-49 John Leverett 1696-1724 Jonathan Mitchell 1650-68 President of Harvard College First & Second Ministers of Edward Wigglesworth 1726-68 the First Church of Cambridge First Hollis Professor of Divinity & Edward Wigglesworth 1765-94 Second Hollis Professor of Divinity
As we proceed on our walk Gore Hall, the Library, comes into view.
This imposing granite structure was completed in 1841, a gift from Christopher Gore.
The original plan of the building was that of a Latin cross, having octagonal towers at the corners of the principal part.
In 1876 an addition to the east was made for the bookstacks, and now further alterations are contemplated.
The library here numbers 323,000 volumes, with as many pamphlets.