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George Peabody Library: One Of The Most Beautiful Libraries Of World

The George Peabody Library, known as Baltimore’s “Cathedral of Books,” is consistently ranked amongst the most beautiful libraries in the world. It is designed by architect Edmund G. Lind, the library opened in 1878. Its major attraction is a massive skylight over six tiers of cast-iron balconies with ornate Greek Revival interior.
George Peabody Library have a collection containing over 300,000 volumes dating from the Renaissance through the 19th Century. Today, the library is part of the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University.
Perspective view of George Peabody Library. Baltimore
Washington Monument with George Peabody Library on background in Baltimore, USA

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Washington Monument with George Peabody Library on background.
A massive skylight in George Peabody Library is a architectural wonder of the building.
View of Library
4th Annual open door Baltimore (September - October 2017): BIBLIOMANIA exhibit at the George Peabody Institute Library

Compendium absolutissium totius summae theologiae

A 13th century Latin book written by Saint Thomas Aquinas featuring gauffered edges from George Peabody Library Rare Books.
Side View of George Peabody Library, Baltimore, USA
George Peabody Library is open to the public during Tuesday to Thursday (10.00 am to 5.00 pm), Friday (10.00 am to 3.00 pm and Saturday (10.00 am to 1.00 pm)
Majestic Spiral Staircase at George Peabody Library is one of the Architectural Masterpiece.
A huge atrium at the center of George Peabody Library is generally given on rent for private events like wedding, parties etc. Lot of people is one of popular marriage destination of Baltimore. It is a prestigious event destination.

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Private event at George Peabody Library
The George Peabody Library on the campus of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, was seemingly designed to create a space where studying feels monumental. The library was originally part of an arts & culture institute, America’s first music conservatory. The Peabody Institute is still among the world’s finest music schools.
The space was designed with a huge atrium at its center, with each level of the library overlooking the central space. It is outfitted in ornate railings and patterned marble floors, and naturally lighted in the daytime by a criss-crossed skylight six floors above the hall. The beautiful and cavernous space was described fittingly as a “cathedral of books.”
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