6. Stanford White Created the Plans for the Bronx Community College Buildings

New York University, circa 1900-1910. Via Library of Congress Prints and Photograph Division. Photo by Detroit Publishing Co.

In 1904, Stanford White of the famous McKim, Mead and White, was hired to create buildings on the former New York University Campus. He was responsible for a number of buildings around the campus, including the Hall of Languages, the Cornelius Baker Hall of of Philosophy and the Gould Memorial Library, pictured above. The buildings were sponsored by wealthy patrons: Mrs. John Steward Kennedy funded the hall of philosophy in memory of her father, while the Gould Memorial Library was sponsored by Helen Miller Shepherd, wife of millionaire Jay Gould. White was involved in other notable projects around the city, including Madison Square Garden and the Washington Square Arch.