Langston Hughes Branch Library--page 1 (of two pages)

Robert P. Madison International

African American architect and entrepreneur Robert P Madison founded an architecture firm which served as the associate architecture firm on many significant buildings in Cleveland as well as the primary firm on others. Here, as in the impressive jail, the firm provided the main design.

The front facade

The front facade has a loggia across most of the front (from the parking lot to the entranc) with strong square brick-faced piers. The arch of the vaulting mirrors the arc of the main roof. The far end of the front facade has the circular room.

The entrance

White string courses in brick contrast with the solid red brick facing the structure.

The end from the parking lot and the loggia across the facade


The opposite end from the parking lot

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