Monday, July 19, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Red Reading Room


Red abounds in the old towns we live in, often in the older public buildings.


For Ruby Tuesday, I choose another local library with unique architecture and a ruby facade, this being in nearby Shelton.  










Completed in 1894, Plumb Memorial offers a Victorian beauty and style that is grand with beautiful detailing.


The trim is a nice red stone that adds a nice accent to the archway and draws our eyes to the tall and narrow windows.





Like the Ansonia Library, in those days it was always nice that wealthy benefactors found a way to build a 'free' library. 


So learning could continue in an era where these industrial towns concentrated on industry for many instead of education for only the few. So libraries were quite important back then, and they looked important also...See more ruby red at Mary's meme



18 comments:

Nora Johnson said...

Beautiful red stone - marvellous shots.

LOLA:)

PS Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can join me!

EG Wow said...

Libraries are great places, Ralph! Clearly Ansonia takes great pride in reading and learning.

maryt/theteach said...

Great shots Ralph! Did you know it was our 100th post? Elaine Ling reminded me! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

Felisol said...

Such a beautiful building.
Must be like entering a cathedral.
The books have been the gates of knowledge and freedom to so many.

Let's never forget.
Our welfare and high tech society is founded on valuable houses like this ruby treasure.

J Bar said...

Interesting post.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

bj said...

Love these photos, Ralph...great job.
Hope your week is going to be a good one..:)
xo bj

eden said...

Great photos of the beautiful building.

reg said...

these buildings are just so beautiful

DrillerAA09 said...

I love the rusticated stone bases and the grand arches in these old structures.

Carolyn Ford said...

I love stone buildings like this. The red is even better...very nice.

Joops said...

Very beautiful details.

Rubies on planes

chubskulit said...

Old buildings has a lot of details compared to the new ones doesn't it?

bj said...

Just me again...thanks for coming over and, may I just say if you and family EVER get any where CLOSE to West Texas, I sure will make ya'll some biscuits !! lol
Meant to tell you before that I like your new profile photo...but have always loved the LITTLE BOY one a lot, too. :) I see a beach and ocean behind you....where is this?

napaboaniya said...

1894, now that's really old!
Good that it's well maintained till date ;)

nonizamboni said...

Great choice, Ralph. Is that a Carnegie Library by chance? Whenever I see that red stone I want to go up to it and see if some of the red dust might rub off.

Dani said...

Lovely shots. Thanks for sharing.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

love architecture and libraries often have some of the most interesting nice shots

Carletta said...

You live in a part of the country with many old and wonderful architectural beauties. So glad you appreciate them and share them with us.