Engraved details in wood accented the crown molding framing the room from the ceiling down. Chairs held together by the original wood fibers surround a larger rectangular table warmed one time by a oversized fire place. Ferry & Clas designed the Central Library from the outside in, including the furniture.
Formal enough for public meetings in the old library wing during the early years and intriguing enough to serve as J. Edgar Hoover’s office in the 1973 movie Dillinger, the Old Board Room even has its own private bathroom restored to early industrial period decor and functioning overhead water tank.
Pt 1 A Gem, Doors Open, The Central Library, http://wp.me/p1hPwN-LY
Pt 2 The Old Board Room
Pt 3 The Rotunda Within, http://wp.me/p1hPwN-Mr
Pt 4 The Green Roof, http://wp.me/p1hPwN-Mu
Pt 5 The Old Museum Director’s Office, http://wp.me/p1hPwN-Mx