For fans of “How It’s Made”

Lincoln Hall at the University of Illinois coverLASNews, the newsletter of the University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, linked to this This Old Hall, a five-minute video detailing the restoration work currently in progress on Lincoln Hall. It gives a fascinating glimpse into the nuts-and-bolts of the day-to-day efforts. The narration is livelier than “How It’s Made,” but the video isn’t quite as mesmerizing.

For even more background, read Lincoln Hall at the University of Illinois,

“A meticulously researched story of the planning, construction, dedication and evolution of the historic classroom building on the UI Quad. . . . Hoffmann’s book makes clear that … Lincoln Hall is a wondrous collection of art and architecture, as well as a unique tribute to Illinois’ most favorite son.”–The News-Gazette