Boston Public Library Photos

The Boston Public Library (1887-95) by McKim, Mead & White set the standards for American public libraries for the next half century. The Library is replete with murals, carvings & new wings which maintain the high architectural standards.

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Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.Cast-iron Copley Square subway entrance in front of Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.Civil War memorial lion in stairway of Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.Memorial lion on stairwell of Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.
Boston Public Library (1887-95). Boston, MA. Style: Renaissance Revival. Architect: McKim, Mead & White. On National Register.Cast-iron Copley Square subway entrance in front of Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.Civil War memorial lion in stairway of Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.Memorial lion on stairwell of Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.
Lion on staircase of Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.Italian designs inside Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.Courtyard with fountain in Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.Ceiling murals of women with winged-horses in Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.
Lion on staircase of Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.Italian designs inside Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.Courtyard with fountain in Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.Ceiling murals of women with winged-horses in Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.
Reading room in Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.New wing of Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.

Reading room in Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.New wing of Boston Public Library. Boston, MA.


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