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Handbook for Readers in the Boston Public Library
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 164

Handbook for Readers in the Boston Public Library

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1883
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Working of the Boston Public Library
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 82

The Working of the Boston Public Library

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1914
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Hand-book for Readers in the Boston Public Library
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 392

Hand-book for Readers in the Boston Public Library

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1890
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Bulletin of the Public Library of the City of Boston
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 394

Bulletin of the Public Library of the City of Boston

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1871
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Boston Public Library
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 132

Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library (BPL) was the first large municipally funded public library in the United States. Although the library was founded in 1848, the original idea was first proposed by French ventriloquist Alexandre Vattemare in 1841. In 1854, the library opened to the public in two rooms in a schoolhouse on Mason Street. Just four years later, the building on Boylston Street opened with 88,789 items. In 1871, the BPL was the first library in the country to open a branch, and by 1895, when the new central library was opened in Copley Square, 29 branches and reading rooms had opened. Charles Follen McKim was the principal architect of the new building, which is noted for its perfect proportions, magnificent murals, and beautiful ornamentation throughout the building. The tremendous growth of the library made it necessary to build an addition, and in 1972, the new building designed by Philip Johnson was opened.

Monthly Bulletin of Books Added to the Public Library of the City of Boston
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 820

Monthly Bulletin of Books Added to the Public Library of the City of Boston

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1898
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Boston Public Library a Centennial History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 294

Boston Public Library a Centennial History

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Boston Public Library
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 66

The Boston Public Library

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1939
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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