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Pfeiffer marks 70th year

September 12, 2011

The Henry Pfeiffer Library on the MacMurray College campus will celebrate its 70th year in operation with a reception 2-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 at the library.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will have displays on the library’s history and refreshments. Pfeiffer Library is located east of the intersection of Clay Street and Beecher Avenue.

The library was completed in 1941 for a cost of $163,000, largely funded by a gift from Annie Merner Pfeiffer, a New York City philanthropist, and the library was named after her late husband. Mrs. Pfeiffer also donated the bulk of the money to build the chapel across Rutledge Lawn that bears her maiden name. The chapel completed in 1949, and tradition has it that nothing was to be built on Rutledge Lawn so the view between the two buildings would remain unimpeded.

For more information, contact:

Ted Roth, Director of Public Relations
Work: 217-479-7027 | Cell: 217-883-3340
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