Monumental Libraries in Boston,NY,Chicago, Seattle, and Washington,DC

One American architectural tradition that continues since the early 20th century Beaux Arts glory days is building powerful libraries,often with great interiors, by prominent architects.McKim,Mead and White’s Boston Public Library with addition by Philip Johnson; Mies van der Rohe’s firm in Washington,DC; Rem Koohlaas in Seattle; Thomas Beeby did the Harold Washington Library in Chicago;Carrere and Hasting’s 42nd Street Library in New York City; and Carnegie Library in Washington,DC by Ackerman and Ross. Andrew Carnegie was a benefactor for the last two libraries,along with numerous small town libraries throughout the US.

Settle Public Library 3

Settle 3

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MLK Library 2

Harold Washington Library

Carnegie Library 1

Boston Public Library 6

Boston Public Library 10

Boston Public Library 5

Boston Public Library 4
(c)Bill Lebovich,all rights reserved,2014

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