Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Whimsical Windows - Derby Neck


Whimsical Windows is a neat new (to me) meme is hosted by Toby. We are tasked to captures windows, doors and other interesting architectural items. I am happy to comply!


Today we see the Derby Neck Library in our neighboring town of Derby CT.


The original structure opened in 1907, and was financed by industrialist Andrew Carnegie as one of almost 1700 Carnegie libraries built in the US. I like the style, and even with two additions in 1972 and 2002, inside and outside the style of its original era have been maintained.

It is not as sleek as modern architecture may dictate, but is classy and beautiful…

3 comments:

toby said...

I'm so very honored that you're taking part in my meme! Your windows are wonderful - definitely classy and classic. It looks like you live in a beautiful area! Thanks for sharing!

Robin said...

It's beautiful Ralph, and looks just like a library should! (And nothing like our horrible little library which isn't much more than a back room in an old broken down community center - the billboard announcing the future to be built one has been up so long it's all faded out, and still no new library. Sigh...)

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Dina said...

The building really inspires you to come in and start browsing.
As Robin says, I wish we had such public libraries in Israel.