in the Public Realm
Boston Public Library
Historic Buildings: Library

McKim, Mead & White
  • Constructed, 1895
  • Addition, 1972
A Guide to the Boston Public Library - Douglass Shand-Tucci
A Guide to the Boston Public Library: Excerpt 1 - Douglass Shand-Tucci
Built in 1895, the Boston Public Library was designed by Charles McKim of McKim, Mead, and White. Upon its construction, it was the first free public library in the world and a testament to the development of Boston as the cultural capital of the United States at the time.
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700 Bolyston St
Boston, MA 02116
United States

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