Western University of Health Sciences will dedicate its new Health Sciences Library
Thursday, August 16, 287 E. Third Street.
Invited guests and dignitaries will be on hand as Western University
President Philip Pumerantz, PhD, cuts the ribbon on the 35,000-square-
foot, state-of-the-art library.
“”By rehabilitating this building and opening this library, Western
University sets a shining example of what the renovation of old structures
can do to revitalize a downtown,”” said Dave Armstrong, president of the
Pomona’s Central Business District. “”I am amazed and impressed with what
The ceremony is the culmination of a $4.25 million remodel of the former
Pacific Telephone & Telegraph building, originally built in 1929 and
occupied by PT&T in 1930. The university acquired the abandoned telephone
switching station in a gift/purchase agreement in 1998 from long-time
university supporters Victor and Cathy Tessier.
The university paid for the transformation with monies from a California
Educational Facilities Authority (CEFA) bond issued in 1998.
Remodeling of the building began in spring 2000. The building’s entrance
was moved from Third Street to the east-facing Gibbs Street and the east
side of the building’s fa