Exterior Ames Free Library
This library was commissioned in 1877 and designed by H.H. Richardson. Landscape by Frederick Law Olmsted.
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 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.
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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
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 Milwork
The upstairs window seat is lined with beautiful yellow – flowered motif stained glass, creating a beautiful window seat.
Detail, Stained Glass in Window Seat
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