Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Leather Postcard of the Sedalia (MO) Public Library

I just acquired my first leather library postcard (see above) which features the Sedalia Public Library in Sedalia, MO. According to the library's website, Sedalia received a Carnegie grant of $50,000 in 1899 for its building. It was the first community in Missouri to receive a Carnegie grant. The building was dedicated in 1901, and it is still occupied by the library.  The library's website states that: "The interior features the original golden oak woodwork throughout the building, marble floors in the main lobby, 5 ornate fireplaces, glass floors in the stack areas, antique cantilever shelving, a skylight, and a collection of antique furniture and paintings." It is unclear what modifications have been made to the building to make it still functional as a library 111 years later.

1 comment:

leather repair Austin said...

The postcard looks just like new without the scratches and grave stains. What’s great about this postcard is the revelatory side of it which portrays a short story of the past ready to be told.