A resplendent Central Enoch Pratt Free Library has emerged on Cathedral Street in downtown Baltimore. After more than three years of a basement-to-attic renovation, the 1933 main library building is a proud palace of public learning. Patrons who used the Pratt for its books or attended a lecture here will recognize what is one of Baltimore’s most revered interiors. But look again. Paint restorers, plaster artisans, lighting experts, and historians have worked all sorts of magic. There’s also a reliable heating and air conditioning system. The majestic main hall has been scoured and shined, and the place somehow seems larger than it ever was.
Baltimore Sun, Sept. 13