Baylor’s Armstrong Browning Library is often referred to as one of Baylor’s hidden jewels. “Hidden,” because it’s not necessarily a spot most undergraduates have reason to visit, and “jewels,” because of its value to campus — both from its collection of materials related to the famed Browning poets and for its exquisite beauty.
However, it may be time to stop describing it as “hidden.” I’ve recently come across two different rankings that include Armstrong Browning among the 50 most beautiful college libraries in the world. The building’s stained glass windows, marble columns and intricate ceiling designs give Armstrong Browning a quiet but stunning elegance — and make it one of Baylor’s most popular campus wedding locations.
Sic ’em, Armstrong Browning Library!
(To see the original announcement (with a photo gallery) go to: www2.baylor.edu/baylorproud/2012/01/armstrong-browning-library-named-one-of-the-50-most-beautiful-college-libraries-in-the-world/ )