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Delivery room
Delivery room
TitleDelivery room
DescriptionFrom text: "The Delivery Room proper, which extends across the entire width of the building, with a length of 134 and a depth of 48 feet, is divided into three parts by a rotunda in the center, surmounted by a beautiful stained-glass dome. Elliptical arches rise from the marble piers at the four corners, and the walls above are elaborately covered with mosaics, into which are worked the devices of the early printers and other appropriate designs. The wings of the Delivery Room are wainscoted in Carrara marble, above which extends a frieze of glass mosaic, containing large panels of green serpentine marble inlaid with white inscription in ten different languages, and also in various characters, from Egyptian hieroglyphics to modern Roman. Four large book-rooms, equipped with three-deck steel stacks with glass floors, and having a capacity of 350, 000 volumes, open directly into the Delivery Room."
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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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Sub-CollectionInterior Scenes
Book TitleThe Chicago public library; a handbook
Author of the BookChicago Public Library.
CollectionPicture Chicago
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