Jim Carmin has worked in the John Wilson Special Collections Library at Multnomah County Library since 1998. He also served as a librarian at the Architecture & Allied Arts Library at the University of Oregon where he earned his MA in art history. He is a member of the National Book Critic’s Circle and regularly reviews books for the Oregonian, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and the Philadelphia Review of Books.
Central Library (Multnomah County Library)
Central Library, the largest building in the Multnomah County Library system (originally the Library Association of Portland), is the generally acknowledged masterpiece of Portland architect Albert E. Doyle (1877-1928). The building replaced Portland's central library at Stark Street and Seventh Avenue, which had been completed in 1893. By 1910, …