McKim Building

Photo of McKim exterior

In 1902 Pierpont Morgan hired the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White to build a library adjacent to his brownstone on 36th Street and Madison Avenue. In design and purpose, the library stands as one of the purest expressions of an American movement at the turn of the century. It took as its model the artistic and humanistic ideals of the Italian Renaissance.

Photo by Todd Eberle. © 2006 Todd Eberle.