The Readers Corner
Books line the walls and freestanding shelves beneath a glorious skylight inside the George Peabody Library in Baltimore, Maryland. The building, opened in 1878, was designed by Baltimore architect Edmund G. Lind and features this grand atrium with black-and-white marble floors, sixty-one-foot ceilings with frosted glass, and ornamental cast-iron balconies. The library is part of the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University but, in keeping with Peabody’s original goal, is open to the public for all who wish to consult the wisdom within it.
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