Architect Ernest Flagg was a student of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and designed Sheldon Library in the Beaux-Arts style. This photograph shows some of the details of this heavily neoclassically influenced architectural style, with a grandly designed columned staircase dominating the entrance. Sculptural details like the globes that top the corners of the building and the garland draped carved elements on either side of the stairway are typical of the Beaux-Arts style that was popular in the United States from the 1880s to the 1920s.
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"Sheldon Library: Entrance." St. Paul's School. Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives. Web. 24 Apr. 2017.