Adolphus Busch Hall


Adolphus Busch Hall

Adolphus Busch Hall is one of the buildings of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The building was originally built to house Harvard's Germanic Museum. The cornerstone was laid in 1912 and the building completed in 1917. The building was not opened to the public until 1921, officially because of a lack of coal. It was named after brewer Adolphus Busch, the president of the Anheuser-Busch company, who had donated $265,000 towards the building.

The Germanic Museum evolved into the Busch-Reisinger Museum which holds one of America's finest collections of central and northern European art. That museum is currently located in another building and Adolphus Busch Hall now houses Harvard University's Minda de Gunzberg Center for European Studies.

The building's Romanesque Hall contains the world-renowned Flentrop organ, on which legendary organist E. Power Biggs made his famous radio broadcasts and long-playing records, and on which the Harvard Organ Society holds regular organ recitals.

ee also

*Harvard Art Museum
*Fogg Art Museum
*Arthur M. Sackler Museum
*Busch Reisinger Museum

External links

* [http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2003/11.06/15-germanmuseums.html Busch-Reisinger marks a century]


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