1. KorbenDallas

    1932: NE Bookstacks Construction, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building

    The oldest of the four United States Library of Congress buildings, the Thomas Jefferson Building was built between 1890 and 1897. The Beaux-Arts style building is known for its classicizing facade and elaborately decorated interior. Its design and construction has a tortuous history; the...
  2. KorbenDallas

    1892: Bells of the Library of Congress

    Below is the Library of Congress under construction. This is allegedly circa 1892. Any idea what those 6 or 7 bells are doing there? Do we have any such bells inside the Library of Congress today? Library of Congress construction with Capitol Dome
  3. KorbenDallas

    1874: Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

    If you visit a corresponding Wikipedia page for Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, you will never know what it used to look like. In this case we are not talking about the outside of the building, but rather about its interior. The outside is just a normal looking older building...
  4. KorbenDallas

    1911: New York Public Library Sectional View

    They were serious about reading back then. Figured this image could generate a few comments. As far as I understand we are talking about 1911 here, but I'm not sure. Wondering whether our underground library could be a reclaimed interior of the entirely buried structure. Do we have any other...