Saturday, January 24, 2009

Library Facade (024/365)

"I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution."

Andrew Carnegie (American Businessman, 1835-1919)

TIME: 12:29 PM
PLACE: 121 E. Washington Street
SUBJECT: Carnegie Library

Our town's library was established in 1836 by German immigrants. It was at first a private endeavor and was housed in several different locations throughout the city. The Carnegie Foundation donated funds and in 1916 the present building was dedicated. The Foundation stipulated that the city provide the land for the building and maintain the library. Then in 1973, the library added a two story addition.

I remember my mom taking us to the library on a regular basis, that is where my love of reading had its beginnings. I went today to return overdue books of my son's. (I really don't mind paying the late fees - I view it as a donation to the library.) It was very cold when I took the photo, about 22 degrees, but the sky was a beautiful blue.


Mishelle Lane said...

Excellent capture!

I can't wait to see what you do with the 365 b/c as it stands, right now, it's AWESOME!

~Just Me Miranda~ said...

What a beautiful building!

SuzyHomemaker said...

Mishelle - That really means a lot coming from you, thank you. *blushes*

Miranda - We have some neat buildings here in town..I'm sure you'll be seeing more!

Christina said...

Nice photo ~ I enjoy the old architecture! Thanks for sharing!

Mari said...

I love the Library too. Yours is really a pretty building. I did a building today too!

Dot O said...

Great photo of beautiful architecture! Really cool!!

SuzyHomemaker said...

Christina - I like old architecture too...I like to imagine all the people who have been in there before me.

Mari - The library rocks!

Dot O - They don't make buildings like this anymore do they? We need to capture it!