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  • April Azbill

    LOST BEAUTY. Interior of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County “Old Main” Building (1874). J.W. McLaughlin, Architect. Photographer unknown. PLCH began in 1802 as a subscription library. In 1853, it officially became the Cincinnati Public Library. In 1874, this building was constructed on Vine St between Sixth & Seventh St and was then considered the most magnificent public library building in the country. Site in use until 1955. I dream about places that look like this.

  • Megan Caro

    I would die. This is my heaven. And it's full of every single book I would be interested in reading.

  • Jessica Pratt

    This is a part of my personal heaven - look at all those books!! A man taking a book off the shelf in Cincinnati main library in 1874. Photo by: Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

  • Merula

    Cathedral of the book This unreal 19th-century image of Cincinnati Public Library stands out among the library images I tweeted and blogged about over the past year - readers of my project’s Wordpress blog may recognize it. The picture takes us into a large, dark room, with high ceilings. Light is sprinkled over high stacks of books, which look like matchboxes. Cast-iron pillars hold up the ceiling and give the place the appearance of a cathedral, where readers come to worship the ...

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