Posted by: montclairlibrary | May 12, 2010

Library history in the news

Vintage photo of Montclair branch library

In case you missed it, Erika Mailman’s “Looking Back” column in last Friday’s (May 7, 2010) Montclarion featured the Montclair branch library’s history and architecture, including the great photo above from the OPL’s Oakland History Room.

From the article:

Its storybook architecture hinges on looking like a medieval cottage left to decay gracefully. Photographs of it in 1930, when it was brand new, show rooflines built to look sagging and asymmetrical, its brickwork already “weathered.”

BTW, if you missed Kathleen DiGiovanni’s talk about the history of Montclair and the library last Saturday, mark your calendar now for her OHA walking tour of Fernwood this August.


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