Oliver Ames Free Library, North Easton MA

Exterior Ames Free Library

Exterior Ames Free Library

This library was commissioned in 1877 and designed by H.H. Richardson.  Landscape by Frederick Law Olmsted.

Reading Room Fireplace

Reading Room Fireplace

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

The library room

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.

A better view of the alcoves in the Library room.

A better view of the alcoves in the Library room.

Click here to see more of my photos of the Ames Free Library.

 

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