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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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William Watts Sherman House, Newport RI

William Watts Sherman House

William Watts Sherman House

An 1874 Shingle Style house designed by architect H.H. Richardson after the Queen Anne designs of Richard Norman Shaw.  It is currently being used as a dormitory at Salve Regina University.

Not bad for dormitory living

Not bad for dormitory living

The house’s decor is by Stanford White.  Including the Library, whose mill work is still fantastic- it is painted peacock green with gold trim and embodies a wide variety of styles- Moroccan, Chinese,  English, etc.

Magnificent Library Millwork

Magnificent Library Milwork

Milwork Detail

Milwork Detail

The upstairs window seat is lined with beautiful yellow – flowered motif stained glass, creating a beautiful window seat.

WIndow seat

WIndow seat

Detail, Stained Glass in Window Seat

Detail, Stained Glass in Window Seat

Click here for more of my photos of the William Watts Sherman House.

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