Baltimore’s Pratt Central Library emerges from renovation with its beauties intact

A resplendent Central Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center has emerged on Cathedral Street in downtown Baltimore. After more than three years of a basement-to-attic renovation, the 1933 main library building is a proud palace of public learning. Patrons who used the Central Pratt for its books or attended a lecture here will certainly recognize what is one of Baltimore’s most revered interiors. But look again. Paint restorers, plaster artisans, lighting experts and people with an appreciation for history have worked all sorts of magic. There’s also a reliable heating and air conditioning system. (Balt. Sun)

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