15. Walt Whitman Library, Brooklyn

The Walt Whitman library, located at 93 Saint Edwards Street in Brooklyn was built by architect Rudolph L. Daus (Daus & Otto) in 1908. Known as the Walt Whitman branch, it replaced the older City Park storefront branch, with a name change in 1943 on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Brooklyn poet’s birth. The building was rehabilitated from 1958-60, and is a designated New York City landmark.