Julia Ideson Library
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Julia Ideson Library
Jun 05, 2012
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Julia Ideson Library_01 Houston_01 The original coffered ceiling in the three-story Tudor Gallery is repainted to its original vibrancy. 

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Julia Ideson Library_02 Houston_02 EverGreene Architectural Arts cleaned and restored the Tudor Gallery, including details such as wood portals, corbels, dentil moldings, marble columns supporting the second floor gallery, and the coffered ceiling above. 

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Julia Ideson Library_03 Houston_03 The Main Reading Room features tall, arched windows previously obscured by book stacks. Comfortable cushioned seats and wooden tables and chairs allow for a combination of seating options. 

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Julia Ideson Library_04 Houston_04 Historical, bespoke oak furnishings featuring storybook themes were refinished and reinstalled. 

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Julia Ideson Library_05 Houston_05 The new Archival Reading Room, which holds the collection of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, has extensive daylight. 

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Julia Ideson Library_06 Houston_06 The cast stone exterior was cleaned and restored. 

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Julia Ideson Library_07 Houston_07 Drawing from the building's original plans drafted in 1924, Gensler restored this Houston landmark. In this view from Tudor Gallery toward the Main Reading Room, one can see ornate details and paint colors that were matched to the original pigments.

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