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Armstrong Browning Library

710 Speight Avenue, Waco, TX 76798
+1 254-710-3566
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Unexpectedly beautiful

This building is incredibly beautiful inside. The Italian marble columns and woodwork are as good... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
Tom G
Short stop but neat

Won't take but 5-10min to see it all but what you do see is pretty and interesting. Probably a... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2016
Ginger R
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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The Armstrong Browning Library, free and open to the public, is located on the campus of Baylor University. It is a 19th-century research center dedicated to the study of the lives and works of Victorian poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and houses the world's largest collection of Browning material and fine collections of rare 19th-century books, manuscripts, and works of art.
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710 Speight Avenue, Waco, TX 76798
+1 254-710-3566
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

This building is incredibly beautiful inside. The Italian marble columns and woodwork are as good as it gets. The stained glass windows are each incredible works of art. If you are on the Baylor campus make sure to spend at least 30 minutes here. I...More

1  Thank Tom G
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Won't take but 5-10min to see it all but what you do see is pretty and interesting. Probably a great place to study or read.

1  Thank Ginger R
Reviewed 18 March 2016

We stopped by here looking for something different. The stain glass windows were nice to look at. But that's about it. We went. We looked. We left. In and out of that place in 10 minutes. Very boring. I would pass on this unless you...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Great Waco stop- must do for those who love architecture. The collection itself is really nice and interesting but the building is a gem. It has so many wonderful characteristics of the time it was built (50s) and classic design elements. The terrazzo floors, soaring...More

1  Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Whether you are a Browning fan or not. The architecture and stained glass are worth the time to walk through. Several interesting items of literary importance are housed in the library.

1  Thank porter_osborne
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poetry is featured in this Baylor treasure. When I first saw the Library in 1975, the meditation foyer took my breath away. It still does to this day. There are 62 amazing stained glass windows. The poetry of the Brownings...More

2  Thank takrafty
Reviewed 19 November 2015

On the beautiful Baylor Univ campus, be ready to be amazed and awed by this beautiful work of art. The front doors alone will absolutely make you stand and stare -- metal with raised pictures. If you loved their poetry or just their love story,...More

1  Thank Adonna C
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The Armstrong Browning Library’s history is just as wonderful as the collection it houses. I have visited many, many times over the years, most recently in late 2014. It is one of my favourite venues to bring tour groups visiting Waco, not only to marvel...More

2  Thank CustomTourBiz
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Incredible building and architecture, great for a peaceful walk around or stop by for quiet, reflective reading time. Dig into the history of the Brownings and the building

1  Thank 403nateh
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Beautiful building with an extraordinary story, financed by a Baylor University professor who was an expert on the poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The meticulously detailed stained glass windows are worth a visit on their own.

Thank Ginger R
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