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Ives Memorial Library, 133 Elm Street, New Haven, New Haven County, CT



B&W Photos

HB259250
View Northeast, Context With New Haven Green

HB259251
View Northeast, Front And West Side

HB259252
View East, Context With Elm Street

HB259253
View Northwest, Front And East Sides

HB259254
View North, Front Side

HB259255
View Southeast, West And Rear Sides

HB259256
View East, Main Building And Stack Building

HB259257
View Southeast, Rear And West Sides

HB259258
View Southwest, Rear Side

HB259259
View West, Neck Between Main Building And Stack Building

HB259260
View West, East Side

HB259261
View North, Front Side, Main Entry

HB259262
View North, Basement Corridor

HB259263
View Southeast, Basement Reading Room

HB259264
View Northeast, Basement Reading Room

HB259265
View Northwest, Basement Reading Room

HB259266
View North, Children's Room

HB259267
View South, Children's Room

HB259268
View North, Children's Room

HB259269
View East, Children's Room, Murals

HB259270
View West, Detail Mural, Children's Room, Rip Van Winkle Mural, Project Of The Cwa (civil Works Administration) Completed May 1934.

HB259271
View East, Detail Mural, Children's Room

HB259272
View West, Children's Room, Showing Windows, Stacks And Murals.

HB259273
View East, Children's Room, Showing Windows, Stacks And Murals.

HB259274
View North, Entry Stairhall, First Floor

HB259275
View South, Entry Stairhall, Showing Front Entry, Vestibule, Surround Details.

HB259276
View West, Entry Stairhall, Showing Staircase, Balustrade, Ceiling Detail.

HB259277
View North, Central Court

HB259278
View East, Central Court, Showing Typical Interior Detail And Lunettes Above

HB259279
View West, Central Court, Typical Detail, Lunettes, Pilasters, Cornice, Ceiling Detail.

HB259280
View South, Central Court

HB259281
View North, Reading Room, Showing Typical Detail, Windows, Stacks.

HB259282
View East, Reading Room, Showing Typical Detail, Cornice.

HB259283
View South, Stack Room Off East Reading Room.

HB259284
View Northwest, Stack Room Off West Reading Room.

HB259285
View Northwest, Office Area, Second Floor.

HB259286
View North, Art Room, Second Floor.

HB259287
View Northeast, Hallway And Offices, Second Floor.

HB259288
View West, Library Stacks.

HB259289
View South, Entry Stairhall, Window, Pilaster, Balustrade.

HB259290
View East, Entry Stairhall, Wall Plaque To Commemorate Gift Of Building.

HB259291
View North, Central Court, North Wall With Apse, Cornice And Colonnade.

HB259292
View Upward, Central Court, Skylight With Ceiling Detail.

HB259293
View North, Central Court, Door Surround.

HB259294
View Northwest, Central Court, Rear Staircase.

HB259295
View East, Entry Stairwell, Second Floor, Showing Capitals, Cornice, Balustrade.

HB259296
View West, Art Room, Second Floor, Showing Door Surround, Wainscot And Dumbwaiter.

HB259297
Historic Blueprint, Front Facade, Presently Owned By The New Haven Preservation Trust, Dated 1908.

HB259298
Historic Blueprint, Section, Presently Owned By New Haven Preservation Trust, Dated 1908.

HB259299
Historic Blueprint, Section, Presently Owned By New Haven Preservation Trust, Dated 1908.


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Location
133 Elm Street, New%2525252525252525252525252525252BHaven, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CT-414
Significance: The Ives Memorial Building of the Free Public Library is New Haven's most important example of architecture and design influenced by the early twentieth century civic improvement, or "City Beautiful" movement. Designed by New York architect Cass Gilbert, co-author of a visionary New Haven city plan, the library was one of very few recommendations in the plan to be fully realized. Its design utilized Beaux Arts techniques of massing and plan along with materials and detailing drawn from the Federal and Georgian traditions. Thus, the building was able to combine the classical monumentality considered appropriate for public buildings, with references to the nearby early American architecture of the New Haven Green.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. View Northeast, Context with New Haven Green
2. View Northeast, Front and west side
3. View East, Context with Elm Street
4. View Northwest, Front and east sides
5. View North, Front side
6. View Southeast, West and rear sides
7. View East, Main building and Stack building
8. View Southeast, Rear and West sides
9. View Southwest, Rear side
10. View West, Neck between Main building and Stack building
11. View West, East side
12. View North, Front side, Main entry
13. View North, Basement corridor
14. View Southeast, Basement reading room
15. View Northeast, Basement reading room
16. View Northwest, Basement reading room
17. View North, Children's Room
18. View South, Children's Room
19. View North, Children's Room
20. View East, Children's Room, Murals
21. View West, Detail Mural, Children's Room, Rip Van Winkle Mural, Project of the CWA (Civil Works Administration) Completed May 1934.
22. View East, Detail Mural, Children's Room
23. View West, Children's Room, Showing windows, stacks and murals.
24. View East, Children's Room, Showing windows, stacks and murals.
25. View North, Entry Stairhall, First Floor
26. View South, Entry Stairhall, Showing front entry, vestibule, surround details.
27. View West, Entry Stairhall, Showing staircase, balustrade, ceiling detail.
28. View North, Central Court
29. View East, Central Court, Showing typical interior detail and lunettes above. Two lunettes present, Public Works Administration, 1938-42.
30. View West, Central Court, Typical detail, lunettes, pilasters, cornice, ceiling detail.
31. View South, Central Court
32. View North, Reading Room, Showing typical detail, windows, stacks.
33. View East, Reading Room, Showing typical detail, cornice.
34. View South, Stack Room off East Reading Room.
35. View Northwest, Stack Room off West Reading Room.
36. View Northwest, Office area, Second Floor.
37. View North, Art Room, Second Floor.
38. View Northeast, Hallway and Offices, Second Floor.
39. View West, Library stacks.
40. View South, Entry Stairhall, Window, pilaster, balustrade.
41. View East, Entry Stairhall, Wall Plaque to commemorate gift of building.
42. View North, Central Court, North wall with apse, cornice and colonnade.
43. View upward, Central Court, Skylight with ceiling detail.
44. View North, Central Court, Door surround.
45. View Northwest, Central Court, Rear staircase.
46. View East, Entry Stairwell, Second floor, showing capitals, cornice, balustrade.
47. View West, Art Room, Second Floor, Showing door surround, wainscot and dumbwaiter.
48. Historic blueprint, Front Facade, Presently owned by the New Haven Preservation Trust, Dated 1908.
49. Historic blueprint, Section, Presently owned by New Haven Preservation Trust, Dated 1908.
50. Historic blueprint, Section, Presently owned by New Haven Preservation Trust, Dated 1908.


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