James Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford, Connecticut:
At a cost of $300,000, Chicago-based architect Solon Spencer Beman designed the library in the Neoclassical Revival style with details taken from the Erechtheum of the Athenian Acropolis. The exterior of the building, including the dome, is entirely of Tennessee Pink marble. The library took nearly three years to complete and was dedicated on June 17, 1896. It was gifted to the town of Branford by Timothy B. Blackstone in memory of his father.