Designed by Boston architects William H. McLean and Albert H. Wright, the granite facade library was built in the Beaux-Arts style in 1909-1910 in Alstead, NH. The building was a gift from John Graves Shedd and Mary Roenna Porter, husband and wife and native born Alsteadians.
The fun bike rack is a new addition.
Mosaic and marble floors, mahogany furniture and door and window frames.
You feel like you are in ancient Greece as you gaze at the Siennna marble columns.
Hard to capture the magnificence of the atrium.
Stained glass sky light. John Shedd moved to Chicago as a young man and later became president of Marshall Field's department store. He also funded the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago among other buildings.
I was at the library for a free, two hour collage workshop. These are my two for the day.