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Armstrong Browning Library, Waco

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The Armstrong Browning Library, free and open to the public, is located on the campus of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. It is a 19th-century research center dedicated to the study of the lives and works of Victorian poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and houses the world's largest collection of Browning material and other fine collections of rare 19th-century books, manuscripts, and works of art.
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  • If you're visiting Waco, do not under any circumstances fail to visit this library. Its hours are 9-5 M-F, 10-2 Saturday, and you'll need to be quiet in this literary shrine disguised as a museum, but...  more »
  • We really enjoyed the stained glass windows! The windows illustrate the poetry of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. There are also some nice displays of Wedgewood China. About 45 minutes for a qu...  more »
  • Took a group of motorcoach travelers here on a Mystery Tour. They were pleased! Although we did have reservations...the museum apparently didn't have a record of such. However, they very quickly recov...  more »
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  • I have a bit more appreciation and interest in history and literature than my husband, so this place was quite boring for him. However, I enjoyed it, and loved the architecture and small details! It was a bit awkward when walking in areas where students were studying, but I'm sure they are used to it.
  • It is a beautiful place to visit. It's also a great quite place to study
  • Poetry and more poetry 🤗
  • This place is so beautiful. It's a great place to study in or just look at. Also, the garden beside it is a great place to study as well.
  • Philanthropist Dr. A.J. Armstrong wanted to create the “most beautiful building in Texas,” and the end result was this 3-story, Italian Renaissance-styled masterpiece adorned with 62 stained glass windows, massive marble columns and intricate ceiling designs. Armstrong justified the expense by pointing out that the “compelling beauty” of the building might be able to inspire someone enough that "if we by that means give the world another Dante, another Shakespeare, another Browning, we shall count the cost a bargain."
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