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Public Library
Public Library
TitlePublic Library
DescriptionCaption: "Chicago's Public Library building bears the reputation of being one of the finest library structures in the world. The interior is exquisitely finished in marble, mother-of-pearl and onyx. It is situated on Michigan Avenue between Randolph and Washington streets, and commands a view of Lake Michigan. Upon its shelves are more than three hundred thousand volumes. Here the sewing girl and the society women meet on a common level and the millionaire and tramp brush elbows. The institution is maintained at an annual cost of over one hundred thousand dollars."
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Subject NameChicago Public Library
SubjectPublic libraries
Coverage-SpatialThe Loop (Chicago, Ill.)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Book TitleChicago
Author of the BookL. H. Nelson Company
CollectionPicture Chicago
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