Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Richardson Building

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Henry Hobson Richardson is the architect of this Romanesque style public library building erected in 1880 for a sum of $20,000 which was provided by the Crane family memorial gift. This building is considered H. H. Richardson’s masterpiece of library design; the original library building will always draw the attention and recognition of art historians, as well as the admiration of ordinary people like myself, who appreciate the power and simplicity of its design whenever I visit it.

5 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's a beautiful building!

Small City Scenes said...

Yes, it is a very beautiful building. You have a very interesting blog. MB

George Townboy said...

Gorgeous building!

Destitute Rebel said...

Amazing building, wish they built them like this nowadays.

D.C. Confidential said...

Wow! I love to see that buildings like this have survived and are appreciated. What a gorgeous structure.