The Jacksonville Free Public Library–Whose Heads These Are I Think I Know

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Shakespeare and Herodotus look out across downtown from the tops of these columns. Whose heads would I stake here?

In a special election, Jacksonville nearly rejected Andrew Carnegie’s magnanimous donation for a new library.

I’d still like to find Elizabeth Long. I wonder if she’d touch me the way she touched the armless Hermes.

One response to “The Jacksonville Free Public Library–Whose Heads These Are I Think I Know

  1. Funny, how the modern building that was built to replace this library now appears to stand neglected. And needs preservation too.

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