Friday, February 5, 2010

Adams Library - Adams, Mass.


The names Washington, Grant, and Lincoln are engraved in stone on the frieze at the top of the Adams Public Library in  Adams, Massachusetts. The Civil War had barely ended when monuments and memorials took the form of Americans’ most fervent and serious expressions of patriotism. In this case, General, later President Grant, and President Lincoln joined Washington in the Valhalla of yet another small town’s consciousness.
NOTE: This post originally mistakenly included information from the Houghton Memorial Library of North Adams with the Adams Library in Adams, Mass.  The Houghton Memorial Library information is now removed and will be reposted with the proper photos in a future post. 

5 comments:

Michael said...

Thank you for providing the history of the building. It is a site to see.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thank you for stopping by, Michael, and for sharing your own appreciation of this historic building.

Tony said...

"Valhalla of a small town's conciencness" - awesome!

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

Thanks, Tony. I've really been enjoying your vacation posts from Florida.

Jacqueline T Lynch said...

A recent message on by Facebook page notes that the photographs included in this post are not of the Houghton Memorial Library, but of the Adams Library in McKinley Square. I regret I mistakenly included the wrong photos with this post, and at some time in the future I hope to re-post with the correct photos. Thank you to that reader for pointing out my error.