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Park Hill Branch Library

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1920, Merrill H. and Burnham F. Hoyt. 1994, restoration, David Owen Tryba. 4705 Montview Blvd. (northeast corner of Dexter St.)

This Carnegie branch library, a domesticscale example of the Italian Renaissance Revival style, honors Montview Boulevard's grand but residential scale. The library, built for $27,000, is enriched by details such as the balustraded motif used in the ribbon windows. The diamond-paned leaded windows are echoed by the decorative diamonds of the paneled door. An unfortunate 1964 remodeling was happily undone in a 1994 restoration. Once again, the interior gives its original impression of natural light and spaciousness, with dark wood-work and ceiling beams for contrast.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Park Hill Branch Library", [Denver, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-DV160.

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