Report on the Proposed Library and Museum Building for the City of Milwaukee, December, 1890

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Trustees of the Public Library and the Public Museum, 1890 - Library architecture - 67 pages
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Page 6 - ... divided for 7 shelves, giving 14 inches to the lower shelf and ю inches each to those above it. The shelves to be in equal sections of 3 feet length. The arrangement for light to be carefully considered with reference to the lung and narrow spaces into which it must penetrate. 2. A public delivery room, for the circulating department of the Library, not less than 1500 square feet in area, with its delivery desk in the most convenient proximity to the bookroom or rooms. 3. A public catalogue...
Page 9 - Private stairways for library attendants to store and packing-rooms in the basemeni, and to the several stages of the book stack. 12. Book-lifts in the book-room and to upper reading-rooms, as well as from the basement packing-room to the cataloguing-room. It will be especially required that every detail of the plans for ventilating and warming the building, for the arrangement and construction of closets and drains, and for all, in fact, that pertains to its sanitary condition, as well as for the...
Page 9 - ... packing-room to the cataloguing-room. It will be especially required that every detail of the plans for ventilating and warming the building, for the arrangement and construction of closets and drains, and for all, in fact, that pertains to its sanitary condition, as well as for the natural lighting of all its rooms, shall be such as is most certainly approved by science and experience, and will bear the criticism of experts. The building must be of a pure style of architecture, befitting its...
Page 9 - ... the book stack. 12. Book-lifts in the book-room and to upper reading-rooms, as well as from the basement packing-room to the cataloguing-room. It will be especially required that every detail of the plans for ventilating and warming the building, for the arrangement and construction of closets and drains, and for all, in fact, that pertains to its sanitary condition, as well as for the natural lighting of all its rooms, shall be such as is most certainly approved by science and experience, and...
Page 7 - ... a third shall be appropriated to newspapers and periodicals. 5. Librarian's office and cataloguing room, either in one or two (connected) apartments as can best be arranged. 6. A commodious room for the meetings of the Executive Committee of the Association. 7. A chess room and a conversation-room, if such can be provided without detriment to other more important demands. 8. Closets, dressing-rooms and cloak-rooms for the public and for library attendants, provided separately for ladies and gentlemen...
Page 10 - It must be of a fireproof character, in the fullest sense of the term as regards the parts of it which are to be made the main repositories of books and art and science collections, and as nearly so otherwise as is practicable within the limit of cost designated. It must be throughout of a thoroughly substantial and durable construction, with stone foundations, and a...
Page 44 - Richardson's buildings, are still more emphasized in this, one of his latest works. The...
Page 16 - The collection of shells is said to be the largest in the world, surpassing even the famous collection of the British Museum.

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