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Public library and John Crerar Library
Public library and John Crerar Library
TitlePublic library and John Crerar Library
DescriptionFrom text: "The Chicago Public Library occupies one of the handsomest public buildings in the Loop, at Michigan Boulevard, Washington and Randolph Streets. The structure is of Bedford limestone upon a granite base, and its impressive architecture combines several classic styles, Greek, neo-Greek, and Roman. Entering from Washington Street, the visitor beholds the superb flying staircase of white Carrara marble, inlaid with mosaics of glass, mother-of-pearl and semi-precious stones...." From text: "The John Crerar Library, at Randolph Street and Michigan Boulevard, contains 560, 000 volumes and 300, 000 pamphlets, dealing largely with social, physical, natural and medical sciences. It is a reference library..."
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject NameChicago Public Library
John Crerar 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, the vacation city
Author of the BookIllinois Central. Passenger Department.
CollectionPicture Chicago
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