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Buildings with reputation

Royce Hall was built in 1929. It was one of the first four buildings constructed at the UCLA campus in Westwood. (Mel Melcon / LAT)
Josiah Royce, philosopher and historian, deeply influenced higher education on the West Coast. ()
Students and faculty use the main throughway in front the Geisel Library at UC San Diego. (AP)
As Dr. Seuss, Theodor Geisel wrote more than 40 children’s books. (AP)
Mabel Shaw Bridges Music Auditorium is at Pomona College in Claremont. ()
Mabel Shaw Bridges, a student at Pomona College, died in 1907 at age 22 after a short illness. Her parents donated $100,000 to build what is considered an architectural and acoustical gem. ()
Sproul Hall and Sproul Plaza with the Mario Savio Steps are located on the UC Berkeley campus. The hall and plaza are named for Robert Gordon Sproul. The steps were dedicated in 1997 for a leader of the 1964 free speech movement. (Robert Durell / LAT)
A group of high school athletes run past Mary Park Hall at San Francisco State University in San Francisco. (Robert Durell / LAT)
Mary Park was a San Francisco State employee who retired after three decades as a food server, custodian and supervisor in residence halls. The college renamed Merced Hall in her honor as Mary Park Hall. ()
Herbert C. Hoover, an alumnus of Stanford University’s first graduating class in 1895, gave the school $50,000 in 1919 to start a history archive and public policy research center. ()