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R. Lee Hornbake Library

 

—Hornbake Plaza —

 
R. Lee Hornbake Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2012
1. R. Lee Hornbake Library Marker
Inscription.
Panel 1:
R. Lee Hornbake Library
Professor of Industrial Education 1947-1979
Dean of the Faculty 1957-1960
Vice President for Academic Affairs 1960–1979

Our American tradition of freedom and justice, of respect for learning
and each individual, and of rule by law and reason demands that each
generation learn these values anew. The bastions of these values are our
great universities, and the most precious part of the universities is their
libraries, where the knowledge and wisdom of all mankind is available.

- R. Lee Hornbake


Panel 2:
Hornbake Plaza Renovation
Completed November, 1990
Office of Grounds Development
Dept. of Physical Plant

Frank Brewer, Director

Dennis R. Nola, Supervising Landscape Architect * John Hilley, Landscape Architect * Eric Mayer, Architect * William Olen, Landscape Architect * Richard White, Construction Manager * Tom Dwyer, Construction Inspector * Linda Kretschmer, Business Manager

Constructed by Glen Construction
Steve Atanasov, Project Superintendent

William D. Schaeffer, Governor<
Dr. William E. Kirwan, President

 
Erected 1980 by The State of Maryland
R. Lee Hornbake Library - main entrance off the plaza image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2012
2. R. Lee Hornbake Library - main entrance off the plaza
Marker Panel 1 is visible on the wall - in the shadow to the right of the white columns.
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Location. 38° 59.277′ N, 76° 56.511′ W. Marker is in College Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Hornbake Plaza north of Campus Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the west face of the library, south of the main entrance at the east end of Hornbake Plaza - just north of Campus Drive and two blocks west of Baltimore Avenue [U.S. Hwy. 1]. Marker is in this post office area: College Park MD 20742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clarence Mitchell, Jr. (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); "May Peace Prevail on Earth" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Juan Ramón Jiménez (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Terrapin Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blair Lee III (approx. 0.2 miles away); Engineering 100 (approx. ¼ mile away); Millard E. Tydings (approx. ¼ mile away); University of Maryland Memorial Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Park.
 
Also see . . .  "Happy Birthday Dr. Hornbake!" - bio and photos. Terrapin Tales from the University Archives, Dec 18, 2012 (Submitted on March 1, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
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R. Lee Hornbake image. Click for full size.
By Barbara Hornbake Angier, circa 2010
3. R. Lee Hornbake
Marker Panel 2: "Hornbake Plaza Renovation 1990" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2012
4. Marker Panel 2: "Hornbake Plaza Renovation 1990"
Hornbake Library - viewed from near the Microbiology Bldg. on the opposite (west) side of the plaza image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 6, 2012
5. Hornbake Library - viewed from near the Microbiology Bldg. on the opposite (west) side of the plaza
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 1, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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