Hawkins Building Special Collections Research Center

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beige warehouse building with loading docks

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Construction Completed: 1967

Building Occupied by Syracuse University: March 1982

Named for: Keith Hawkins, former building owner

Location: 1600 Jamesville Avenue

Space: 70,000 square feet

Funded by: Paid for with money freed by the termination of lease arrangements and through savings that resulted from the elimination of maintenance, security, and other operations required at previous buildings replaced by Hawkins.

Notes: Syracuse University was able to consolidate storage of many kinds of materials that had previously been stored in three separate locations around the city. Previously DeWitt Wholesale Grocery, the building allowed the University to vacate the Continental Can Building and a leased space in a Midler Avenue warehouse.