Essential Architecture- Boston

Boston Public Library

architect

McKim, Mead & White

location

Boston, MA

date

1887-98 (H:1888-95)

style

Renaissance Revival

construction

Stone

type

Library
 
  main front, photo J. Howe.
 
  plans
 
  from an old postcard of Copley Square. view of west side of Copley Square (New Old South Church at right, 1874-75; Cummings & Sears, architects)
   
  upper floor plan, from Alfred Hoyt. Granger, Charles Follen McKim (Boston, 1913), opp. p. 25.
 
  stairhall from below and book delivery room, photo 1983, P. Scott.
   
  interior, Bates Hall, early photo, Lantern Slide Coll., GSD, Harvard U. [Images of America, Library of Congress]: (#X227/d5)
 
  courtyard arcade and garden, photo P. Scott.
 

links

 
www.essential-architecture.com