Architectural Sketch

by Bard & Vanderbilt, 1930

About the art

If you want a glimpse into the early days of the Linden Hills Library, check out this architectural sketch done in watercolor. It dates back to 1930, when architect (and area resident) Joseph Victor Vanderbilt was preparing designs for the new library. The Tudor Revival building opened a year later, in 1931, joining the fine ranks of other Vanderbilt-designed landmarks such as the Francis Drake Hotel, Dunwoody Institute and Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church.