Library; Branches. Scripps Library. exterior.

1922-07

Exterior view of the J.E. Scripps library designed by architect Albert Kahn in Detroit, Michigan. "The crowning glory of the house was the library added on the north side by Albert Kahn in 1898 ... Scripts insisted upon authenticity in the Gothic architecture of his library, modeled after the chapter house at Westminster Abbey, it contained a fine stone vault, the ribs of the vault branched out from a single clustered pier at the center towards the external buttresses between which there were narrow lancet windows, after Scripp's death the entire library structure was moved across Trumbull Avenue and joined to the former George G. Booth house to form the Scripps Branch Library."


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