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@Ottendorfer @NYPL The Gift of an Ordinary Day Books! Time for good book rainy Saturday! Moving the biography section #nypl #ShortVisual The #Ottendorfer branch opened in 1884 as New York City’s first free #publiclibrary Designed by German-born architect William Schickel, this #landmark building combines Queen Anne and neo-Italian #Renaissance #Style Ottendorfer wish was to provide this community #eastvillage with #books to cultivate their minds and assist assimilation into #Americanculture Half of the 8,000 original books were in German with the other half in English. The Branch was a gift of Oswald Ottendorfer, owner of the New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung. At the time, the neighborhood was called #Kleindeutschland (Little Germany) #movingmedia #book #styleshow #film #filming #history connect with the #library http://youtu.be/li6aWvNioFo #liveshorts Ann Patchett & Elizabeth Gilbert #madeinny #newyork #2001films
(at New York Public Library – Ottendorfer Library)

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