Saturday, February 16, 2008

Wollaston Branch Library

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The Wollaston Branch of the Thomas Crane Public Library was erected in 1922 at 41 Beale Street by the versatile architect, William Chapman, whose practice was in Boston, although he lived in the Wollaston section of Quincy. This simple Classical Revival institutional building was built for $15,000 and in spite of its modest scale, is still an important component in the Beale Street streetscape. I really like the decorative pediment above the doorway. The library is listed on the National Register of Historic places.

4 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

NIce! I've never been to that one...

Beantown Today said...

Very cool. 15 grand was a lot then - nice building!

Southern Heart said...

That is a beautiful building, with such wonderful attention to detail.

lynn said...

Looks a solid building, quite decorative.