Western University to Dedicate New Health Sciences Library and Learning Resources Center
August 2, 2001
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Western University of Health Sciences will dedicate its new Health Sciences Library
and Learning Resources Center in a special ceremony at 8 a.m.,
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