Lawrence Memorial Library
Springfield, IL 1905
In addition to her Springfield residence, Susan Lawrence Dana also commissioned Wright to design a small library in an existing building as a memorial to her father. Its plan is similar to Dana’s own private library. A short, oak-spindled wall runs the length of the room. Four alcoves along one wall are lined with bookshelves. Bookcases flanking large windows create recesses for window seats. During the 1930s, the room was dismantled to provide additional classroom space. It was reconstructed in 1992 and furnished according to Wright’s design. The library is open for regular hours during the school year and limited summer hours.
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