Tourism Tuesday: Enoch Pratt Library

April 19th, 2011 by WLOY Staff

The Central branch of the Enoch Pratt Library is a gorgeous display of architecture. Located on Cathedral Street the expansive and antique library is part of one of oldest public library systems in America.

The branch is currently hosting the exhibit “Glass House of Dreams: Baltimore’s Victorian Glass Palace,” until the end of April. The exhibit explores the history of glass houses in the U.S, noting the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park. Rawlings was a prominent African-American political leader (whose daughter is currently Baltimore’s Mayor).

Based on Margaret Haviland Stransbury’s book, Glass House of Dreams, the exhibit features photography from David Simpson and historic postcards. The display is featured in the library’s second floor gallery and is also intended to honor the 150th anniversary of Druid Hill Park.

The Enoch Pratt Library is a Baltimore favorite and one of the city’s most attractive and meaningful sites. Take a look around; maybe even pick up a book!

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