Continental Can Special Collections Research Center

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large brick factory

Continental Can, Image 14-0376

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Constructed: Prior to 1905

Purchased by SU: 1959

Named for: Continental Can Corporation, previous owners

Cost: $550,000

Location: 1101 E. Water St. (Corner of University Avenue)

Sold: 1983

Notes: Due to overcrowding in Carnegie Library, older books were stored in the Continental Can building, along with manuscript collections that could not be accommodated in Carnegie's Harriman Room. The Library's Order Department, Gift and Exchange Department and the Music Library also relocated there. Additionally, the open spaces and large windows accommodated studios for SU fine arts graduate students.