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1899, Baker and Dallett

The other survival from the nineteenth century is the old library. It too used the local green serpentinite for its principal volume but shifted to more conventional limestone for its front portico, suggesting that its architects, veterans of the Frank Furness office, had shifted their allegiance to the modern Beaux-Arts.

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Author: 
George E. Thomas
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George E. Thomas, "Old Library", [West Chester, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-02-CH20.2.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 247-247.

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