Boston Public Library
Author : Catherine J. Willis
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : 0738575062
ISBN 13 : 9780738575063
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boston Public Library Book Description:

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.


Boston Public Library
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Catherine J. Willis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

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 origin
Bulletin showing Titles of Books added to the Boston Public Library with Bibliographical Notes, etc.
Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: Boston Public Library
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-28 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

Reprint of the original, first published in 1890.
The Boston Public Library Quarterly
Language: en
Pages:
Authors:
Categories: Bibliography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1959 - Publisher:

The Boston Public Library Quarterly
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Boston Public Library
Categories: Bibliography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1949 - Publisher:

Annual Report
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Boston Public Library
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 1885 - Publisher:

37th report, 1889, has atlas of plates (35 cm.) illustrating new building.
Medieval Manuscripts in the Boston Public Library
Language: en
Pages: 29
Authors: Boston Public Library
Categories: Manuscripts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1928 - Publisher:

A Catalog of the Defoe Collection in the Boston Public Library
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Boston Public Library
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 1966 - Publisher: Boston : G. K. Hall

Chronicles of Old Boston
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Charles Bahne
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-01 - Publisher: Museyon

Discover one of !--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /--America's most historic cities through 30 dramatic true stor
The City-State of Boston
Language: en
Pages: 784
Authors: Mark Peterson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-06 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

A groundbreaking history of early America that shows how Boston built and sustained an independent city-state in New England before being folded into the United
Bulletin of the Public Library of the City of Boston
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Boston Public Library
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 1896 - Publisher: