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I recently read a biography of Carnegie and have become fascinated with the hundreds of libraries he funded. This is a great building. I especially loved the metalwork that supported the second floor reading area. It's a great way to show off how Carnegie made...More
This is a huge grey stone building on a corner lot on a side street West of the main part of Dubuque. I was so impressed with the outside look of the massive building that I stopped and went inside to look around. It is...More
This is a very old building that has been lovingly maintained. The second floor has a glass floor, and this is where the references are. In this old city in Iowa it's nice to see a grand library that is kept in such good repair.
After many years, the library underwent a major renovation and the "main entrance" is once again accessible to the public. This brings the visitor into the main hall (often featuring art shows), the glorious rotunda and the magnificent reading room. With its natural light, I...More
The interior is a perfectly conserved and warm-feeling example of the grand old style in public spaces: beaux-arts architecture, comfy reading spaces, quiet but noble atmosphere. A great place to read, compute, stop and think, and appreciate the good civic values of our grandparents' generation.