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Raugust Library

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1972, Lanier Oxton, and HGA Architects
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

The Raugust Library, designed by a Minneapolis firm, is one of North Dakota’s more contextual modernist buildings. Thematically, the steeply sloped south roofline corresponds to the sloped roofs of the older buildings, while the north roofline corresponds to the flat roofs of the newer buildings. The scale of the building is sympathetic with landscape plantings of the historic campus. It was also innovative for its time in its planning for library and bibliographic instruction.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Raugust Library", [Jamestown, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 214-214.

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