Jefferson Market Library

The charming Jefferson Market Library has lots of interesting history. For example, Stamford White’s murderer, Harry K. Thaw, was arraigned there.
Follow the links for the details.

The Victorian Gothic style building was designed by architects Frederick Clark Withers and Calvert Vaux (who also helped design Central Park). It was erected (along with an adjacent prison and market) during the years 1875 to 1877.

For Norm’s Thursday Doors on February 22, 2018

More like a church than a court house
Lovely place to sit and read
Spiral stairs and door to the cellar
Spiral stairs and stained glass window
Jefferson Market Garden with the library in the rear
The back of the Jefferson Market Library

Shot with Samsung Galaxy 8+, edited in Lightroom and OnOne.

53 thoughts on “Jefferson Market Library

  1. Barbara Bryan 2018-12-20 / 7:23 am

    So glad I finally got to view this set of your photos.Truly inspiring. Just gorgeous..


  2. Madam Mim 2018-05-06 / 9:01 am

    What a beautiful building! And great photographs

    Liked by 1 person

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  4. Eunice 2018-02-22 / 7:05 pm

    Great photos and a beautiful building, both inside and out πŸ™‚

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  5. jesh stg 2018-02-22 / 3:06 pm

    Such a beautiful door in this library. My take on the writing on the wall is, that it is distracting and taking away from the beauty of the architectural style (but, sigh, I can understand, so probably wanted to make it a less boring place for the students).

    Sorry I didn’t reply to your last comment – time got away from me at the end of last week ….you have plenty of accomplishments, telling me that you were determined not to let your learning disability hold you hostage. I admire that!

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    • Sherry Felix 2018-02-22 / 4:29 pm

      I like the wall paper. It’s children’s writing, library stamps and quotes. I think it suits the place and not out of keeping with the architecture. All design is subjective πŸ€—


      • jesh stg 2018-02-22 / 4:48 pm

        That’s a great reminder, that all design is subjective. I guess I have a need to keep things “separated” (styles, etc.)

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  6. Vicky 2018-02-22 / 2:44 pm

    Lovely shots, I’m fascinated by the wall writing, it’s just really unusual for the surroundings. At first, I thought the wall had been vandalized, but moved through the shots and realised it’s a deliberate design feature. What a lovely building, thanks for sharing…

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    • Sherry Felix 2018-02-22 / 4:33 pm

      I read my books on kindle. I can read at night in bed or while out. Much easier to carry. I like making notes, saving bits, and bookmarking.


  7. Sue 2018-02-22 / 11:41 am

    Love the spiral staircase..”


  8. 1nmbirder 2018-02-22 / 11:23 am

    I just love your first photo! What a beautiful library.


  9. Norm 2.0 2018-02-22 / 11:21 am

    What a beautiful building! I love that spiral staircase and of course any time I see people reading books is just wonderful.
    Excellent post Sherry πŸ™‚


    • Sherry Felix 2018-02-22 / 11:46 am

      Thanks so much Norm. Seems to be a hit. I put it on Marc’s social media for his walking tour too.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Jean Reinhardt 2018-02-22 / 10:35 am

    What a gorgeous place. I love the writing on the wall, so unusual and the winding stairs and stained glass window are fabulous.


  11. LucciaGray 2018-02-22 / 10:09 am

    Beautiful door in the first picture. Looks like a great place to study.


    • Sherry Felix 2018-02-22 / 10:31 am

      It is a lovely place to sit and read in. Thanks for the comment.


  12. sustainabilitea 2018-02-22 / 9:52 am

    What a marvelous building, Sherry! Thanks for the visit. Would my library card work here? πŸ™‚



    • Sherry Felix 2018-02-22 / 10:07 am

      Thanks. You’ll need a NY Public Library card to take out books. Reading there is open to all.


      • sustainabilitea 2018-02-22 / 12:12 pm

        I know my card wouldn’t really work, but I could probably get some books through inter-library loan. πŸ˜‰


  13. Harold Rhenisch 2018-02-22 / 9:33 am

    Beautiful! Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Ally Bean 2018-02-22 / 7:51 am

    Beautiful doors and stained glass photos. I want to read a mystery book while sitting by that sign. How fun.


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