This library was commissioned in 1877 and designed by H.H. Richardson. Landscape by Frederick Law Olmsted.
This fireplace is thought to have been designed by Stanford White. The bas relief of Oliver Ames that is inset into the fireplace is by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
The library room is known as an alcove type library that was just starting to go out of style as the Library was built. The barrel vaulted ceiling is of butternut wood.
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