Sunday, March 25, 2012

Central Library

This lobby was originally built as a bank lobby in 1906.  This was magnificently rich and appropriate space for a bank lobby.  The library consists of five floors, the lobby houses popular reading materials.

After a buy out of the bank I worked for in New Mexico, I was brought to KC and worked for this bank.  Not in this particular building but I visited this building many times as it housed the administrative offices of the bank.  After many buyouts my department was downsized and I have found my way elsewhere.  I remember special evening events held on these marble floors.

9 comments:

Sharon said...

It sounds to me like we've had similar careers. Banking was my career for most of my life until I tired of all the merging, downsizing, lay offs, re-hires, etc. I'm in the non-profit sector now. Many of the buildings I've worked in have also found new life because of that downsizing effect.

Tanya said...

wow, what a beautiful space!

Halcyon said...

This is really beautiful! So many wonderful details.

PS: Rock Chalk! I've got my crimson and blue ready. :)

Teresa said...

Now THIS is a library! Lovely columns and detail.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

That is a beautiful building, and has an interesting history.

RedPat said...

Glad it has found a new life! Fabulous space.

Jack said...

It is quite a building. It must have been an elegant bank, and it now is an elegant library.

Banking has probably been a stressful business over the last two decades. You have been landing on your feet so far. Keep your balance!

cieldequimper said...

Gorgeous. I would spend hours and days in there!

Randy said...

Such a beautiful old building. I love the chandeliers too.