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“stained glass heaven!”

Armstrong Browning Library
Ranked #15 of 66 things to do in Waco
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Owner description: The Armstrong Browning Library, free and open to the public, is located on the campus of Baylor University. It is a 19th-century research center dedicated to the study of the lives and works of Victorian poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and houses the world's largest collection of Browning material and fine collections of rare 19th-century books, manuscripts, and works of art.
Tucson, Arizona
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“stained glass heaven!”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Very interesting library on Baylor University campus. Lots of stained glass windows and lit of history about Robert and Elizabeth Browning.

Visited September 2013
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North Texas
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“extraordinary museum on Baylor campus”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

contains many works, some original, and memorabilia of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, i.e. "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways............." Large marble walled rooms. Elegant furnishings

Visited September 2013
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Whittier, California
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“Beautiful!”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

This was a beautiful surprise! After visiting Baylor University twice before, I finally went on the Visitor's Tour of the campus. While on the tour, the guide mentioned the library's history. After our bus tour, my daughter and I visited the library and spent about 45 minutes there. The stained glass throughout the building is beautiful as are the rooms of the library. There is a beautiful garden for meditation or studying on the library grounds. Very beautiful!

Visited August 2013
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Waco, Texas
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“Beauty, Stained Glass, and Portrait of a Loving Marriage”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Looking for a place of meditation on the glories of love, Christianity, and peace. Visit the Armstrong Browning Library. Stop off in the Garden of Contentment first. Bring a boxed lunch and join Baylor students who are studying or visiting with friends in this newly developed garden. Then go in and see the premier research facility in the world for the study of Robert and Elizabeth Browning. Remember "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!" This and more beautiful quotes can be discovered in the largest collection of secular stained glass windows in the United States. Come back for any of the musical and poetry events held during the year. The gift shop is worth a look for Browning items as well as Baylor coffee. The guides are excellent.

Visited May 2013
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Waco, Texas
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“Armstrong Browning”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This "library" is a gem located in the most unlikely of places. If you love the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning, this is the place for you. The Library houses more of the Brownings' memorabilia than any other museum in the world. Dr. Armstrong, chair of the Baylor University Department of English many years ago, befriended the Browning family and accumulated this outstanding collection of articles for the Library. From the stained glass windows--the largest collection of stained glass windows dedicated to their poetry--to the Hall of Meditation, the Library is a quiet place to reflect on the work of these two poets. Docents are available to guide you through the Library and parking behind the building is easily accessible.

Visited July 2013
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