Friday, August 21, 2009

Village Library, Bronxville, NY


"Cultural center of a suburban community noted for gracious living. American art is especially emphasized in this period building, which provides home-like reading rooms and a pine-paneled meeting room with kitchen facilities." [From the back of the card]

Architect Harry Leslie Walker designed a beautiful little building that was an adaptation of residential Georgian architecture with pine paneling, oriental rugs, comfortable chairs and attractive draperies that added to the home-like atmosphere. At the opening ceremonies on May 17, 1942, Library Board President Ernest Quantrell proclaimed: "Today is Thanksgiving Day for the Library Board. Since 1907 we have been working and hoping for a home of our own. Our dream has come true." [Thanks to]

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