13 January 2009

New York Libraries Get Landmark Status

Two New York Public Library branches in Harlem were designated landmarks by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission earlier today. Completed in 1915, the George Bruce Branch at 518 West 125th Street was designed by Carrère & Hastings in Georgian Revival-style. Just down the road, the second beknighted library is the 125th Street Branch, an Italianate building designed by McKim, Mead & White and constructed thanks to Andrew Carnegie's renowned largesse. Sixteen other NYPL locations are on the LPC's no-touch list.

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