The Beaux-Arts urbanity of Kirby Hall is characteristic of its architect, Warren, the dilettantish socialite who sported an opera cloak and a gold-tipped cane, and who designed New York City's Grand Central Terminal. For the Department of Government and Law, he fashioned a symmetrical essay in limestone and granite, fronted by a pedimented block from which a large bust labeled “Republic” peers down. The words chiseled across the front are from Matthew 20:15: “IS IT NOT LAWFUL FOR ME TO DO WHAT I WILL WITH MINE OWN.”
You are here
Kirby Hall of Civil Rights
If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.
SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.