Monday, September 24, 2012

Memorial Library, Montour Falls, New York

[LIB7044] An outstanding examples of Greek Revival architecture, the structure was built in 1864 to house Charles Cooks’ Bank of Havana. It is built along the lines of the Greek cross. The unique curved bricks in the round Doric columns were made in a local kiln from clay mined on the east hill. Used as a bank until 1884, it was then reconfigured into a library and presented to the Village of Montour Falls in 1904 by Jesse Woodhull. A beautiful bow window was added, composed of leaded panels of Tiffany glass, each panel centered with a stained glass medallion design representing the jeweled lamp of learning. The interior still contains the original tile fireplace, the fresco moldings, and paneling. (from “THE GLORIOUS T” HISTORIC DISTRICT: A Self-Guided Walking Tour)

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