Thursday, February 5, 2009

Art and antiques at the Beverly Farms Branch Library

Photographer (and occasional colleague) Glenn Scott and mixed-media artist Sheila Boss-Concannon have work on display at the Conrad Lecture Hall on the lower level of the Beverly Farms Branch Library.

While you're there, check out Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.'s roll-top desk and chair, upstairs in the library's original wing. The Holmes family had a summer home nearby at 868 Hale Street, pictured here in a photograph from the Beverly Postcard Collection, and the poet's son, the famed Supreme Court Justice, donated the desk in his father's honor.

The summer home of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Associate Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., 868 Hale Street, Beverly Farms. Mocking Manchester residents who referred to their town as "Manchester-by-the-Sea," Holmes had his stationary printed with the return address "Beverly-by-the-Depot." The home is now privately owned.

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