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This is the 1908 addition to one of our city's architectural gems: the Thomas Crane Public Library. This addition, designed by architect William M. Aiken, was added to the to the original H.H. Richardson building, The ell shaped addition created more space and the wall of stained glass “bookplates” at the end of the Aiken wing allowed in more natural light. I love the warm glow of the wood here . . . I never get enough of it.