Friday Favorite: Indiana State Library

Being an architectural historian, I find myself researching at the Indiana State Library rather frequently. The building itself is an absolutely beauty and I can’t help but snagging a photo or two whenever I visit. The original library building was designed by local Indianapolis architects Pierre and Wright with construction beginning in 1932. For a more in depth history, the State Library’s website has some great history information.

I always find myself in the manuscripts room, but on my way there I normally stop to take a few photos of the Main Hall/Foyer on the Second Floor. Owl column capitals? Gorgeous sandstone walls? Art deco detailed elevator doors? There’s so much to look at in this space, it’s hard to resist a second, or third, or twentieth visit!

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