A Restoration

Cardinal Mercier, Primate of Belgium, less than two years after laying the cornerstone, blessed the completed first wing of the restored library of the Louvain University, destroyed by the Germans during the War.

The new edifice is built in pure Flemish Renaissance style (Rubens), the material being of white stone and red brick, with a roof of blue slate. The project to rebuild the entire library owes its inception to the efforts of Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler and the National Committee of the United States.

The dedication...