A lifelong book lover and avid collector, Miriam customized her front parlor space as a library. Featuring built-in floor to ceiling bookcases and decorated with busts of notable literary figures, this room served as the backdrop for the family’s first formal photo in the home.
Look closely at the space through a series of images that reflect the look of the House in its current, restored setting. Click each image to expand for a closer look.
Listen to exclusive audio tour content to give you insights to our space, collection, and family stories. Presented by Stark Art & History volunteer Dottie Hoepner.
Learn more by viewing collection objects from the space and examining historic photos from the Archive. Click each image for details.
Library c. 1900. Image courtesy of the Eunice R. Benckenstein Library & Archive.
Library c. 1915. Image courtesy of the Eunice R. Benckenstein Library & Archive.