Rich, Eclectic and Innovative Architecture
February 1, 2018
America has magnificent architecture in places that are not necessarily well known. I have enjoyed traveling all over America seeing and capturing our special places. We have one very interesting country…at least architecturally!
The George Peabody Library, formerly the Library of the Peabody Institute of the City of Baltimore, dates from the founding of the Peabody Institute in 1857. In that year, George Peabody, a Massachusetts-born philanthropist, dedicated the Peabody Institute to the citizens of Baltimore in appreciation of their “kindness and hospitality.” The Peabody Library building, which opened in 1878, was designed by Baltimore architect Edmund G. Lind. Renowned for its striking architectural interior, the Peabody Stack Room contains five tiers of ornamental cast-iron balconies, which rise dramatically to the skylight 61 feet above the floor. The George Peabody Library is part of Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries. Image from the Carol M. Highsmith Library of Congress America Collection.