This week's Cincinnati Flickr favorites come from the amazing set of photographs of the original main public library building:
1. Main Library Entrance, 2. Main Library Entrance, 3. Main Library, 4. Art Room, Main Library, 5. Fiction Alcove, Main Library, 6. Newspaper Room, Main Library, 7. Main Hall, 8. Main Library, 1950s, 9. Main Hall
The Main Library has been downtown since 1874, when a new building was constructed at 629 Vine Street. According to library history, this building was considered "the most magnificent public library building in the country at the time." The building closed in 1955.
It sort of makes me sick knowing this building could have been saved.