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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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Park Avenue Armory, NYC

I visited the Park Avenue Armory on October 27, 2011. The Armory is located at Park Avenue at 66th Street in NYC.  During my visit the exterior of the building, and several interior rooms were being renovated. It was also raining outside.   I apologize for the darkness of these photos.  It was the best I could do with the scaffolding blocking windows and the general gloom from the rain.

My primary purpose for visiting the Armory was to visit the Library / Silver Room and the Veterans Room.  These two rooms were designed in 1880 and feature interiors designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany and the Associated Artists.  They are the only fully extant interiors by Louis C. Tiffany, Associated Artists in the world

The Associated Artists, was a cooperative firm of artists led by Tiffany and included Samuel Colman, Lockwood de Forest and Candace Wheeler with consulting architect Stanford White and artists George Yewell and Francis D. Millet.

I hope these photos entice you to learn more about this wonderful institution and the other interiors it has that were designed by other prominent Nineteenth Century artists.  For more information click here.

The Veterans Room

Veterans Room Fireplace

Veterans Room Fireplace

 

Veterans Room Fireplace Mantle Detail

Veterans Room Fireplace Mantle Detail

 

Veterans Room Ceiling Detail

Veterans Room Ceiling Detail

 

Veterans Room Paneling Detail

Veterans Room Paneling Detail

 

Veterans Room Lighting Fixture Detail

Veterans Room Lighting Fixture Detail

 

Veterans Room looking towards Silver Room

Veterans Room looking towards Silver Room

The Library / Silver Room

Silver Trophies in the Silver Room / Library

Silver Trophies in the Silver Room / Library

 

Lighting Fixture in Silver Room / Library

Lighting Fixture in Silver Room / Library

 

To see more photos (most darker than these) see my Park Avenue Armory Flickr page.

 

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