Friday, May 13, 2011

Public Library, Ridgefield, Connecticut

[LIB1680] Built in 1901 in memory of Mrs. E. W. Morris. [From the back of the card]

The History of Ridgefield Connecticut

Mr. Morris contracted with architect Raleigh Gildersleeve of Fifth Avenue, New York, to
design a library building. The original interior contained features typical of public libraries at
the time, including skylight, a translucent glass floor to let light into the lower level and a
circular iron stairway. Mr. Gildersleeve also designed the Roma Pizza building on Main
Street, Ridgefield and several eating clubs at Princeton University. [Read more here]

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