(Stormfield was listed for sale two weeks ago for nearly $5 million, but it is on a large property and down a long driveway, so I was not able to photograph it.)
Two months after Twain died, his daughter Clara donated Twain's personal library in Stormfield to the directors of a library to be built in Redding. In 1911 the Mark Twain Memorial Library was opened.
A year later Andrew Carnegie endowed it with a fund sufficient to support it.
Many Twain sayings are written high on the library's walls.
At the end of the reading room: "When in doubt, tell the truth."
"Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
It is a beautiful library, Jack!
What great architectural details both outside and inside.
I have always admired Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and his works. The Library looks great, and I don't mind the solar panels. They will keep costs down while helping the environment.
Twain was one of a kind.
I'm OK with those panels, if they are helping their bills to stay down and to keep the place open. We're really all going to have to do some reckoning I think. Do you have some ideas about what could be done instead? I'm not being a smarty-pants by asking that question. It's serious. I don't have many ideas......
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