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Murals Restored at Library's First Branch

The treasures of Chicago's Blackstone Library may not obvious. The oldest branch of our public library system is tucked behind another building on Lake Park Avenue in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. Even if you have been there, it would have been easy to overlook the rotunda ceiling murals. That may change after today, as the century-old paintings are officially unveiled following restoration. Richard Steele got an early peek with conservator Elizabeth Kendall and the Chicago Public Library's Lesa Dowd.

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The murals will be officially unveiled Thursday at 1 p.m.
Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave.

On Monday, August 31 at 7 p.m. 
Parma Conservation will be at the library for a presentation on the conservation process

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