1969 Library Building demolished

For seventy years, the Library Building (Williams Hall) had graced the OSU campus as the "castle of the prairies." With its turrets and spires, the building had a fairy-tale quality about it. For those who like a scary story, there were plenty about the skeleton that "lived" in a biology lab in the building. The picturesque structure was leveled in the summer of 1969 prompting one reporter to write: "Like the fall of all royalty, the departure was unceremonious."