Added Mar 12 2018

Carnegie libraries get all the attention, but 1950's libraries like the West Oak Lane Library can be regarded as architectural treasures.

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March 12, 2018
    AIA gold medal winning library is now boarded up and covered in graffiti
    Sydney E. Martin's Mercantile Library was awarded the gold medal in 1954 by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Inspired by modern retail buildings, Martin designed the library with a transparent glass facade to display the books as merchandise. This innovative design is hailed as one of...

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