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Behind the Scenes at the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen, the Second Oldest Library in NYC

Save for the doorman’s greeting of a soft smile, nod, and hello, the Library of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen reverberates a calm-quiet. The marble tiled mosaic floors and marble wainscoting of the entry atrium zap any acknowledgement of an architectural world post-1903. It is here, beneath the original geometric patterned stained …