Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Library History- Gorin Library

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Gorin Library architect: James H. White, University of Illinois.

Ground was broken for the building on Nov. 5, 1930.   

April 17, 1931: Mrs. A.R. Taylor, widow of University's first president, spreads mortar for cornerstone as President Jesse Hayes White and about five hundred others look on.
Seated at right in photo: Orville B. Gorin and Eugenia Allin. Mr. Gorin was a long-time friend and benefactor of the University, as well as a member of the University's Board of Managers.
(click on invitation to see dedication program)
Nov. 27, 1931: Raymond Egebrecht '34 helps move books 
from Shilling Hall to Gorin Library


Gorin Library, 1935
Decatur Herald - Review file photo

1931: Gorin Library interior (far end of reading room)

Early 1930's: Gorin Library reading room


Half of Millikin University postcard (1940's?)
(the green roof is artistic license, not ever actual)


Gorin Hall in the present

Early Saturday morning, June 7, 2008, Gorin Hall was struck by lightning, damaging the stone decorative peak on the west end of the building. The decoration was later replaced.








(before damage)

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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL