DC -- Carnegie Library of Washington, DC (Interior):
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Description of Pictures: My first visit since the Apple store reopened the place.
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Wikipedia Description: Carnegie Library of Washington D.C.
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The Carnegie Library of Washington D.C., also known as Central Public Library, is situated in Mount Vernon Square, Washington, D.C.. Donated to the public by entrepreneur Andrew Carnegie, it was dedicated on January 7, 1903. It was designed by the New York firm of Ackerman & Ross in the style of Beaux-Arts architecture.
It was the first Carnegie library in Washington, D.C., and the first public library. It was also D.C.'s first desegregated public building.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as "Central Public Library", in 1969.
It was used as the central public library for Washington, D.C. for almost 70 years before it became overcrowded. The central library was then moved to Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. After being shut down for ten years it was renovated as part of University of the District of Columbia.
In 1999, it became the headquarters for the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.. The City Museum of Washington opened in the library in May 2003, but closed less than two years later.
In 2014, Events DC twice sought to move the International Spy Museum into the library, but failed to win historic preservation approval.
In September 2016, Apple Inc. proposed renovating the library into D.C.'s second Apple Store location. In December 2016, Events DC announced an agreement with the company for conversion of the space into a new store designed by Foster and Partners. The store opened on May 11, 2019.
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2019 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(May/June) a two-day jaunt to New York City for my 62nd birthday,
(July) two-weeks out west for San Diego Comic-Con and sites in Utah,
(August) a four-day jaunt to Massachusetts to experience rain in another state,
(August) a three-day trip to Asheville, NC to visit Dad and his wife Dixie,
(August) another two-day jaunt to New York City (United Nations, Flushing).
That's it so far!
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.