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Armstrong Browning Library

710 Speight Avenue, Waco, TX 76798
254-710-3566
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Waco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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... more » 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. « less
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have really no interest in the three famous literary Brownings (or in poetry) but found the interior of the building beautiful with the many stained glass windows and decorative wood, stone, painted ceilings etc. Like an American Cathedral. A lot of time and effort has gone in to this place. Free! Especially good to go when Baylor id out... More

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is a relatively small library, but it is beautiful. The marble and glass make for a special interior. No wonder it's so popular for wedding photos.

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North Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The library is absolutely spectacular. The architecture is breathtaking. This is one of the most beautiful buildings certainly in Texas, perhaps the entire country. There are some very interesting exhibits, but it is the building itself that is worth seeing. Dark and cool on a hot day. Curator is a lovely gentleman, speak up when you ask him a question!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a gem on the Baylor campus and many students don't even know it exists. it contains many original works and artifacts of Robert and Elizabeth Browning, including their furniture relating to many of their love poems. It's history in Waco that few know about but should visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My friend and I agreed that visiting this library was the highlight of our weekend in Waco! The stain glass collection is lovely as is the collection of Wedgewood pottery. We enjoyed the large collection of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning poetry, their personal collection of books, paintings and other artifacts. I look forward to returning some day! Allow plenty... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Fascinating and beautiful place, with gorgeous artwork and stained glass windows and historical pieces; nice gift shop also!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

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

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North Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 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

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 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... More

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 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... More

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