Harvard Law School has a storied history, evident in the buildings around campus that denote centuries of growth and innovation. From the nearly 200-year-old Gannett House to modern structures like Wasserstein Hall, the campus is full of architectural feats that stand the test of time.

Take a look back into the archives with Harvard Law Today’s Then & Now series, stories that showcase centuries of photography and archival work compiled by the Communications Office and Historical & Special Collections.

Harvard Law School’s Gannett House, which was built in 1838 is the school’s oldest surviving building

Harvard Law School’s Austin Hall, which opened in 1883 is one of the oldest buildings in continuous use for law teaching in the United States. 

Harvard Law School’s Langdell Hall, which opened in 1907 is home of the most extensive academic law library in the world