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February 17, 2010
The inside of the building really surprised me. I knew, of course, that the building dated from the early 20th century, but Id never really paid attention to it, never been in it before. The ground level was a large, spacious lobby with a two story corridor than ran straight through from one Avenue to another, and the marble and frosted glass lent it an air of restrained elegance. It was a reminder of another time. Large paintings of agrarian scenes hung on the walls, and downstairs a display of handmade quilts hung under glass along with other textile-related displays.