Jefferson Market Library was at first a courtyard. It was ceased as a court in 1945. The present library started serving in 1967. The building was first of its kind in the town when it was first built. The clock at the tower is the prominent and unusual feature it had at that time. The architecture of the building is gothic but the building has many features that are not typically gothic like the Trinity church building. It has the same look of the castle that gothic architecture should have but for a courtyard, it does not sounds much suitable.
The building is full of pinnacles however the windows are not oriel and do not have decorative tracery attached to them. This was maybe because originally it was made to be a courtyard. The exterior, however, is not must suited for its original purpose because the courtyard does not need to be decorative or castle-like but the Jefferson Market Library is full of stain glass decorative windows, another prominent feature of the gothic architecture. The windows are large and beautiful.
They even have figures on the windows. There is also a spiral staircase that leads to the top of the tower just like the staircase of the fairy tales it is magical and castle-like. The staircase is surrounded by small windows that have Pre-Raphaelite beauties beautifully made increasing the magic of the building. In my opinion, the exterior of the building is beautiful and is very pleasing for the library but was not a good idea for the courtyard. As the building is spacious and had two big halls it is better that it is now a library.
The halls, however, were correct for the courtyard. Jefferson Market is a noisy place that is why the court was served at night and then finally it was ceased, I did not understand the idea of converting a noisy building into a library. Although the library and its setup are admiring but the noise is annoying sometimes. Otherwise, the specious halls are the best settings for reading, especially the children reading a room is quite calm and well decorative. It is very appealing for reading.
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