Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Wisconsin Historical Society Library Reading Room Restored to 1900 Grandeur

Except for the addition of some miscellaneous pieces of furniture, the renovation of the Library Reading Room of the Wisconsin Historical Society is now complete. As noted on the Society's website, the goal of this project was to "rehabilitate this space to its original 1900 grandeur".

Mission accomplished!

Retiring Guy stopped by the other day and snapped these photos, which hardly do the place justice. You'll want to make plans to see it for yourself.

Views from the corners: Southwest.




Comfy seats. Some with an ottoman.

A section of the reference collection. Where else could you expect to find a complete run of Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature?

Views from the balcony

Bird's-eye view of reference desk.

Ceiling detail.

1 comment:

Tasha said...

Wow, looks amazing! I can't wait to see it in person.