La Guardia Hall
On October 2, 1935, Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia used a silver-plated shovel to break ground for the new Brooklyn College campus--twenty-six acres of broad lawns bounded by handsome Georgian-styled buildings. Within two years, five Georgian-style buildings were completed. President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone for Roosevelt Hall on October 28, 1936, and the college moved to the new campus the following year. La Guardia Hall housed the library and was one of the original buildings. My wife is an alumnus, class of ’61.