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St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Saint Johnsbury

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The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, is a combined library and art gallery. The building in which it is housed is architecturally and historically significant because of its construction. The Athenaeum is also noted for the American landscape paintings and books in its collection and its having been funded by Horace Fairbanks, manufacturer of the world's first platform scale. The art collection contains a number of Hudson River School paintings. This building retains a strong Victorian (French Second Empire) flavor of the 19th century.
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  • Whether you go for the architecture, the art or because you like libraries, you won't be disappointed. This is a lovely place - they've kept all of the character of the building, original woodwork... 
    Whether you go for the architecture, the art or because you like libraries, you won't be disappointed. This is a lovely place - they've kept all of the character of the building, original woodwork...  more »
  • What a treat! Absolutely beautiful library with an amazing and beautifully presented collection of art. I could have spent hours in that lovely little gallery room. Thank you for sharing it with... 
    What a treat! Absolutely beautiful library with an amazing and beautifully presented collection of art. I could have spent hours in that lovely little gallery room. Thank you for sharing it with...  more »
  • Who knew that a library like this existed? Right in the heart of downtown St. Johnsbury with magical artwork and a free listening tour to view and learn about the artwork set in the middle of the... 
    Who knew that a library like this existed? Right in the heart of downtown St. Johnsbury with magical artwork and a free listening tour to view and learn about the artwork set in the middle of the...  more »
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  • Beautiful architecture, paintings, sculptures, and children's artwork.
  • I love this library. Absolutely beautiful and the staff are super nice and seem happy to be there.
  • This building is gorgeous. It houses the town's library and a small gallery in the back. They like donations for the gallery which is well worth it. $5 a person or $10 for the family. The works are absolutely gorgeous and the Yosemite view is fantastic! The building inside is stunning with wooden spiral staircases. It's a great place to stop in and visit or to actually use as a library if you like. Staff here are friendly and nice a the bathrooms are clean. Definitely worth a stop in if you are in town.
  • It’s a lovely space! However, I’ve found the staff to be quite rude. It’s almost like they don’t want people to visit the library.
  • A jewel box of skylit art and polychrome interior space!

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