Columbia Repository/#thursdaydoors

A childcare training got us out of the house early last Saturday morning. The destination was Columbia, Missouri. It took us a little over 1 hour to drive to the meeting place, Daniel Boone Regional Library. Daniel Boone is a big deal in this part of Missouri. I’ve written a little about his Missouri home here.

Daniel Boone Regional Library

Pardon the lights smack dab in the center of the building shot. It is a library that I had never been inside. So this was something to look forward to…..of course Thursday Doors was first in my thoughts.

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The rear door is the main entrance, or at least it felt like it to me. The sculpture has its twin in the first photo so it’s hard for me to decide the orientation they want you to have. So I’m just going with the ‘parking is in the back’ mentality.

The present building was built in 2002 in the exact location of its predecessor, the first being built in 1959. Quite a short life-span for that first building but that seems to be the way around here. Not too fond of this pattern of replacement personally.

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This painting was in a side hallway adjacent to the room I spent training hours in. No label to explain which building it is. But Columns are definitely a thing here associated with the University of Missouri. Just google ‘Mizzou pillars’ and you’ll get plenty of examples.

One busy place for a Saturday in August! It took a dual effort between the hubby and I to come up with people-free pics of the inner door view. (Thanks Ron!)

Much unused space in my opinion. But what do I know about building architecture??

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View towards the stacks. They sure have a lot of help desks. A good thing to see.

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I found this ‘door surround’ the most interesting focal point in the building. I’m not sure the exact meaning behind the mosaic of faces and images, but it’s definitely eye-catching.

Side note: I want this carpet pattern for my daycare. There would be sooo many hours of driving hotwheels all over the place πŸ™‚

Hope you catch up with Norm 2.0 over at the original Thursday Doors spot. He’ll direct you to the blue frog button where you can peruse doors from around the world.

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9 thoughts on “Columbia Repository/#thursdaydoors

  1. I like the door surround, too. I hope that sculpture isn’t supposed to be Daniel!! When my husband road the Katy Trail, we saw some Daniel-Boone-was-here type signs, although I don’t remember exactly what they were.

    janet

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