Newly remodeled Northfield Library

The Northfield Public LIbrary is one of 65 public libraries in Minnesota built with money from Andrew Carnegie. It was orginally completed in 1910, remodeled in 1985 and remodeled in 2016.

The Northfield Public LIbrary is one of 65 public libraries in Minnesota built with money from Andrew Carnegie. It was orginally completed in 1910, remodeled in 1985 and remodeled in 2016.

The city of Northfield recently remodeled the Carnegie library, built in 1910. The Northfield library is a beautiful place to relax and read. It has a nice historic feel, which is perfect for a historic small town. A number of years ago, they city began talking about the need for expanding the library. Some said it could not be expanded where it currently resides, and the city would need to build a new one at another location. Many people, myself included, did not want to see that happen. Fortunately they found a way to expand the library at the current location, so we now have a library that merges the historical and the modern.

You can see this connection in the photograph I have taken of the library at night. See the large glass front on the building along with the historic brick structure. Once I saw the remodeled structure, I knew I had to get a night shot of it. There are many good angles on the building, but I settled on this one where you can see the main sidewalk leading down to the entrance. For this night shot, I wanted to get as much western sky in the image as I could to provide the deep blue color to contrast against the warm interior lights.

I like doing fine art photography around Northfield, and I find night pictures captivating. See my previous entry about the movie that was filmed in Northfield, called “Love Always, Santa.” I photographed the “Bun Also Rises” (aka. Hideaway) coffee shop that was featured in the movie. Just like this image, I photographed it after dark. I hope to do some more night photography around Northfield in the future.

You can see more of my Northfield images, some taken after dark, under the Fine Art store at the top of the page. Select “Northfield” under the “Galleries” menu on the far right of the page.

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