Here’s to Libraries, Number Eight!

PeabodyLibraryThis week’s library tribute takes us to Baltimore, Maryland, to the George Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University.

The building was completed in 1878 and currently houses a 300,000 volume collection of 19th century resources (including a marquis collection of Don Quixote editions).  The interior was done in a Neo-Grec style and has a black and white marble floor, a 61 foot tall atrium (with a latticed skylight), and is surrounded by five tiers of ornamental cast-iron balconies with gold-scalloped columns.

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”  (Albert Einstein)

Source: photo courtesy of danieldalton.me  (BuzzFeed).

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