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These statues and views are from the foyer as you first enter the front of the building.
Artist-Architect was Charles R Lamb and sculptor was J Scott Hartley.  The structure is in the Grecian style while having many Roman features.

Roswell P Flower






































The focal point of this area is the bust of Roswell P Flower by Augustus St Gaudens.  St Gaudens also designed the statue of Roswell P Flower which stands on Public Square near the entrance on Washington Street

Originally a bronze bust of Roswell P Flower stood  here but was relocated upstairs in 1913 and replaced by this marble bust as it was more in keeping with the rest of the area

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As you enter the library from the original door, the words 'Salve" (Latin for 'welcome') and "Vale" (Latin for 'farewell') are inscribed in the marble floor.

The marble flooring 'relieved under the dome by the signs of the Zodiac, as bronze inserts' surrounds the bust of Roswell Flower.  The signs of the Zodiac were done by James C Kindlund
Flower Memorial Library
Flower Memorial Library

Flower Memorial Library

Flower Memorial Library

Other works by Oldofredi are located in the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and in the Villa Olma in Italy.

Two marble statues by Gerolamo Oldofredi of Milan flank the fountain. 

Flower Memorial Library

Flower Memorial Library

This statue is nicknamed "Huckleberry Finn" 

Flower Memorial Library