The more I see buildings, the more I wonder about them! This is not only a library, but also a workplace. The original name of the building is “The William Morris Hunt Memorial Library,” and is located in the Back Bay, across Symphony Hall. I should say that, before I dug up information on it, I very much enjoyed sketching this building! Richard Morris Hunt was an American architect of the nineteenth century. Most importantly, He helped sculpt the face of New York City, including designs for the façade and Great Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in addition to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. I did not realize that the architect of the building could help to shape the city’s appearance!
Monday, September 24, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018
This shoe repair store boasts the only untouched piece of Art Nouveau architecture is in Harvard Square! You would be hard pressed to find it elsewhere. The Harvard student newspaper produced a video on it, which you can enjoy here:https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2010/03/felixsshoerepair/ I did a rough sketch in 20 minutes from across the street. It is worth stopping by to see it!
Monday, September 3, 2018
This 19th century building on the corner of JFK Street and Brattle Street in Harvard Square is reminiscent of the Flatiron building in the city, albeit on a much smaller scale. One third-floor corner office has a supposed law firm’s name etched into the window “Dewey, Cheetham & Howe.” The sign is a joke asking the question we presume lawyers ask themselves, that is, “Do we cheat them and how?” This sketch is from a picture I took.