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Phillips Library

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
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Gorgeous exterior

When we were in Salem the Library was closed for renovation. This was sad news as I love libraries... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2016
GinnyDeChristofaro
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Walpole, Massachusetts
History Cathedral

Many architects were encouraged by their clients to fashion libraries to resemble churches... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2015
Fran W
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Salem, Massachusetts
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This research library contains actual court documents from the 1692 Salem witch trials.
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2 Jul 2016
“Gorgeous exterior”
26 Oct 2015
“History Cathedral”
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Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

When we were in Salem the Library was closed for renovation. This was sad news as I love libraries! The exterior is beautiful and we will visit another time.

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

Many architects were encouraged by their clients to fashion libraries to resemble churches dedicated to the solemn beauty and spiritual relevance of the written word. There is a peaceful reverence to the occupants of the Phillips Library. Which is why my son, the bibliophile and...More

1  Thank Fran W
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Reviewed 19 May 2015

I went to Salem last year to conduct some research for my thesis. The Phillips Library were so accommodating. They helped me greatly with my research and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you to the wonderful team there!

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