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B.F. Jones Memorial Library

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The BF Jones Memorial Library is a historic library in Aliquippa, a city in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States Named for steel tycoon Benjamin Franklin Jones, it was built in 1927 with money donated by Jones' daughter2:5 As a product of the profits of the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company, for which Aliquippa was a company town,3 it resembled a Carnegie library

Rated a high-quality example of small-scale Renaissance Revival architecture, the two-story library is built primarily of Indiana Limestone with a bronze roof2:2, 7 Among its leading features are multiple plaster casts, windows of stained glass, carvings in imitation of those made by Italian sculptor Andrea della Robbia, and a large statue of Jones2:3, 5

In 1978, the library was added to the National Register of Historic Places for its architecture and for its association with Jones in the development of Aliquippa12:5 The library continues in operation to the present day

Italian original for carvings at the library

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b National Park Service 2009-03-13 "National Register Information System" National Register of Historic Places National Park Service 
  2. ^ a b c d Virostek, Frank E National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: BF Jones Memorial Library National Park Service, no date Accessed 2009-12-14
  3. ^ History, City of Aliquippa Accessed 2009-12-14

External linksedit

  • Library website


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