Saturday, January 28, 2012

1937 Forbes Library, Northampton, Massachusetts

[LIB6164] - Posted February 28, 1937 from Northampton, this post card was sent to Mr. Loring Bowen, New Haven, Connecticut. Mr. Bowen may have been a graduate of Yale University. [New York Times Obituary]

The Forbes Library opened in 1894, as a result of a bequest by Judge Charles E. Forbes, who wished to build a public library for the citizens of Northampton. The massive three-story stone building, which is on the Register of Historic Buildings, was designed by William Brocklesby to be completely fire proof with all steel framing and stone, slate, and copper exterior. [Read more at the library website]

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