Whipple House and Jones Library

Image

Jones Library Whipple House.jpg

Title

Whipple House and Jones Library

Subject

Libraries
Amherst (Mass.)

Description

Photograph taken from in front of the Whipple House on North Pleasant Street. The Jones Library operations moved into this house two days after the disastrous fire that destroyed the Amherst House in December of 1926. The elliptical window (barely visible) on the house was incorporated into the new Jones Library building. Note the Jones Library sign on the front of the house. The Whipple House was razed to make room for construction of the new fire station.

Seen in the background is the recently constructed Jones Library building. The cornerstone for this building was a 900 pound slab salvaged from the Amherst House and was laid on October 19, 1927.

Creator

Barnes, Lincoln W., 1879-1966

Publisher

Jones Library Special Collections

Date

Circa 1928

Rights

This digital file may be used for educational uses, as long as it is not altered in any way. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the digital files from the Jones Library.

Relation

Is part of the Lincoln Barnes Photograph Collection, Jones Library Special Collections

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Type

Photographs

Identifier

Folder: Amherst -- Streets -- North Pleasant

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

5 x 7 in.

Citation

Barnes, Lincoln W., 1879-1966, “Whipple House and Jones Library,” Digital Amherst, accessed April 28, 2017, http://digitalamherst.org/items/show/766.