Crane Memorial Public Library

H. H. Richardson

The front

Richardson often designed asymmetrical buildings with polychrome decoration. He borrowed from many historic sources, here in part from Romanesque architecture.


The entrance

The entrance features a stair turret, an off-center "Syrian arch," and triple Romanesque arches in the top gable. Carved stone ornament continues the medieval theme. The battered base sets the whole structure above the ground.

Details of the entrance


Window details

Richardson's fenestration is often unique. Here he uses eyelid dormers and a row of stack windows from the turret to the end of the building.


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