|This library, now the student center at the a University of Vermont, was named for Frederick Billings, an alumnus of the university and later a lawyer in Northern California credited with saving the Northern Pacific Railroad from bankruptcy; Billings Montana was named for him. Billings donated a valuable collection of books to the University of Vermont and sponsored the building of the library.|
|Like the Crane Library in Quincy Massachusetts, designed a few years earlier, this library is Romanesque in style. Unlike some of Richardson's works, however, this is reddish brown sandstone, without contrasting trim.|
The entranceThe library has an asymmetrical entrance with two turrets of different heights, a "Syrian arch," and Romanesque arches in the top gable and tallest tower turret. Carved stone ornament continues the medieval theme.
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