Spotted by the Clerk on a family visit to the snowy wilds of South Eastern Ohio was the Bossard Memorial Library in Gallipolis - suitably decorated to reflect the festive season.
Apart from being an excellent resource in an area which has been feeling the financial pinch for some time now the entrance to the library perhaps offers a tribute to the master's design for the VC Morris Gift Shop in San Francisco. It must be said that all resemblance starts and ends with the entrance - sadly the budget for a library did not run to the opulence of the iconic 1948 Gift Shop. Nor did it run (to the regret to one who has a passing interest in good brickwork) to the walls surrounding the semi-circular entrance feature being in bonded brickwork. Still, one can't have everything.
On the off chance that readers would like the chance to see the FLW original, it is on the itinerary for the San Francisco section of the forthcoming Company Architectural Study Trip to the West Coast USA which runs from 16 April to 1 May.
Please contact the Clerk for details - there are still places available. Book now to avoid disappointment.