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Oliver Ames Library
3 Barrows St, North Easton, MA 02356
|H. H. Richardson
||Frederick Law Olmsted|
||Contributing member of the H. H. Richardson Historic District of North Easton, Massachusetts|
Illustrations on this page, below:
Left: Oakes Ames Memorial Hall .... Right: Oliver Ames Library.
Both buildings were designed by H. H. Richardson with landscaping by Frederick Law Olmsted and both buildings are contributing members of the H. H. Richardson Historic District of North Easton, Massachusetts.
Oliver Ames Library.
Stone finial and roof
Polychromatic tower: Gargoyles ..... Arcade voussoirs and columns
Tower and second story. Note end water scuppers (next illustration below).
Second story arcaded windows with single and paired engaged columns ... Polychromy
Richardsonian Romanesque: Syrian arch.
Note glass filled loopholes at sides (next illustration below)
Entrance arch details: Corbel at lower left ... Chevrons with and without beads
Entrance arch detail: Owl corbel
Polychromy ... Flanking sunflower(?) images .... Broken rangework masonry ..... Romanesque billet molding
Flanking ancones ... Cable molding ... Reeding
Stone mantelpiece in the reading room is largely the work of Stanford White. The original stone and present bronze medallions of Oliver Ames II were designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Detail - stone mantelpiece
Detail - stone mantelpiece ... Oliver Ames plaque
Detail - stone mantelpiece ... Dentil molding ... Largest leaf is an acanthus leaf ...