American Architectural History - Palladian
Palladian - Civic
Peter Harrison, 1742
The Redwood Library marked the introduction of Palladian architecture to America. It featured such Palladian characteristics as:
rusticated panels emulating stone appropriate to earlier model
columns and pediment, although familiar today, they were quite daring and novel in their time
natural light -- an essential design of 18th and 19th century structures
The initial design of the Redwood Library was based on Palladio Villa in Quattro Libri (English ed: 1726). The building has expanded throughout it's lifetime in a series of additions.