Martin Library

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Built in 1935, the Martin Library is a beautiful example of Colonial Revival architecture. (Colonial Revival is a macro style encompassing the Colonial-era Georgian and Federal Styles.) The mostly brick façade is highlighted by an Indiana Limestone entrance. True to its architectural style, the entrance features a swan’s neck pediment with pineapple finial as well as fluted pilasters on either side of the doors. A hipped roof is topped off with an octagonal cupola, complete with weather vane. Other features present on this building include a watertable, keystone above the arched windows, swags above the second floor windows, urn finials, and dentils. Martin Library was designed by Frederick Dempwolf

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