Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library

Here are some photos of the Boston public library Ironwork.
The Library was designed by Mckim ,Mead and White in 1888
the ironwork was designed by Alexander Spitzer a Boston Blacksmith who also executed the ironwork at Massachusetts State House . The Iron work for the Library was contracted out to the Snead Co. in Louisville Ky. The Snead Company already had the contract to make the Castiron bookshelves and had a forge large enough to handle the large amount of iron to be produced for the Italianate building . if you are ever in Boston do yourself a favor and check this building it is a feast for the eyes.

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About ironwerka

My name is Carl Close Jr . I work and live in Concord MA. My wife and I are owners and operators of a Artmetal Studio that Specializes in custom designed and created metalwork in Iron, Copper and Bronze . I have always be fascinated with the arts and crafts period but more importantly the Boston arts and crafts scene and have spent many years researching and tracking down objects and fine example of that period. View all posts by ironwerka

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