During the first decade of the new century changes were taking place on campus. Three buildings were built that are (surprise) still standing in 1990. As mentioned, one is Herring Hall near South Hall. The other two, Library and Museum, and Science, face each other across main campus drive in front (west) of Old Main. They are of similar style. When looking at pictures of the buildings, one may be mistaken for the other. Both are three floors high with the first two brick, the third tan plaster with diamond shaped brick design in each comer. These brick designs are different, as are the front entrance doors. Science Hall is larger.
The University library was a room in Old Main. A library building was needed. In order to be sure to get the $30,000 needed to build a library building; the territorial museum, president's office and some classrooms were included in the proposed plan for this building. Finished during the school year 1904-05, the library, museum and president's office later moved to other buildings.
This building has had five name changes; it is currently called the A. E. Douglass Building. Dr. Douglass, a distinguished astronomer, came in 1906. Now remembered for his early work in dating prehistoric structures by measuring tree rings, he had a long and productive career at the University. I remember him as a quiet and pleasant man with courtly manners.