Saturday, October 8, 2022

Yellow Ammonoid Fossils at Central Boston Public Library


The Boston Public Library's McKim Building is an artistic and geological wonder. So many ammonite fossils embedded in the marble floor tiles. The complex is known as the Central Library in Copley Square of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The building completed in 1895 at cost of 2.2 million dollars. Charles Follen McKim (1847-1909) was the chief architect for this building.

The floor contains Jurassic Period Siena marble (limestone) from Italy. When visiting the library look at the floor for sections of yellow marble and see the whorled remains of these cephalopods.

Once up the staircase the hallway leads to The Abbey Room and Bates Hall. The circular yellow section in the floor contains two prominent yellow ammonite fossils.


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