Friday, February 25, 2011

Noah Webster Library

A library and a church stand side-by-side in West Hartford Center.  The library is named for Noah Webster, a native of West Hartford, who wrote a dictionary that -- through multiple editions -- is still in use today as the Merriam-Webster dictionary.  The banner photo on this blog gives a peek at Mr. Webster, the library and the church.  I showed you Mr. Webster standing in front of the library last August.  You can expect to see them again.

19 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Your banner is very nice!
I love that turret, this library is beautiful, with a charming entrance and the flag for sure is wonderful!
happy weekend,
Léia

Sunny said...

All your interesting posts about the Hartford area makes me want to re-visit these historic places.
Have a great weekend.
☼ Sunny

joo said...

Lovely building - in this winter scenery looks a little bit like a big ginger bread house:)

Sharon said...

Such beautiful buildings. Makes me want to visit the area again. Maybe after that blanket of snow is gone.

Regina K said...

I agree interesting area Hartford so many claims to fame. The individuals all had such creative minds that must have fed off each other?

Kate said...

I feel as does Sunny; you are whetting my appetite because of your beautiful photos and all the historical information.

Halcyon said...

Ah ha... so that's Mr. Webster. I'm sorry to say I wouldn't have been able to name him without help! I love the look of this library. Your city has wonderful architecture.

Lois said...

He definitely deserves to have a library named after him. It's a beautiful building!

cieldequimper said...

So quintessentially New England! (Did I already say that yesterday?!!!) Hey, even I know the dictionary name!

youth_in_asia said...

Perfect for New England. Actually, the brick would make this fit in a place like Annapolis or Arlington Virginia too. Beautiful structure. The photo you posted yesterday was framed perfectly.

Birdman said...

I really like this banner shot.

RedPat said...

Another nice bit of New England! Great shot - wonderful sky.

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

Can you imagine the amount of time that went into his original work?

I like photographs like this one. I don't do many pictures like this and when I see a good one, like this, I become interested and a seed is planted about doing something along the landscape lines when it gets warmer. I have already promised myself to take pictures of people's flower gardens from a distance. I want to effect of texture and color as in the Impressionist's garden.

Farmchick said...

A great photo and it looks so clean and crisp with the snow.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This is wonderful solid architecture of its era and how great that it has been preserved. Do you think that the snow is going away anytime soon?

Bises,
Genie

VP said...

That Webster? Nice to meet him, I still have a copy of his dictionary (the smaller version).

SRQ said...

A true slice of New England (or at least how I envision it). Have I mentioned how much I love the old brick buildings?

Randy said...

Very nice.

jennyfreckles said...

You must live in one of the most elegant cities in the world. Such beautiful classical buildings.