• Created Date
  • 1930-1930
  • Description
  • From text: "The Chicago Public Library occupies one of the handsomest public buildings in the Loop, at Michigan Boulevard, Washington and Randolph Streets. The structure is of Bedford limestone upon a granite base, and its impressive architecture combines several classic styles, Greek, neo-Greek, and Roman. Entering from Washington Street, the visitor beholds the superb flying staircase of white Carrara marble, inlaid with mosaics of glass, mo... more
    From text: "The Chicago Public Library occupies one of the handsomest public buildings in the Loop, at Michigan Boulevard, Washington and Randolph Streets. The structure is of Bedford limestone upon a granite base, and its impressive architecture combines several classic styles, Greek, neo-Greek, and Roman. Entering from Washington Street, the visitor beholds the superb flying staircase of white Carrara marble, inlaid with mosaics of glass, mother-of-pearl and semi-precious stones...." From text: "The John Crerar Library, at Randolph Street and Michigan Boulevard, contains 560,000 volumes and 300,000 pamphlets, dealing largely with social, physical, natural and medical sciences. It is a reference library ... less
  • Rights
  • Images in this collection were digitized through the University of Illinois Library's participation in the Open Content Alliance and may be used freely. Attribution to the University of Illinois is appreciated. High-resolution images can be downloaded from the Internet Archive at www.archive.org. For further information, contact dcc@library.uiuc.edu.