Parks Library facade engraved text

Location: The engravings are located outside on the north, east and south facades of the original Library building.

East facade with engraving above windows "... TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE"

East facade

  • "AND YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE." -- Bible. John 8:32
  • AGASSIZ, Jean Louis Rodolphe (1807-1873) - Swiss-American naturalist, geologist, & teacher
  • PASTEUR, Louis (1822-1895) - French chemist and bacteriologist
  • FARADAY, Michael (1791-1867) - English chemist and physicist
  • SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616) - English poet and playwright
  • EMERSON, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) - American poet and essayist
  • NEWTON, Isaac (1642-1727) - English philosopher and mathematician
  • DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882) - English naturalist and biologist
  • LIEBIG, Justus von (1803-1873) - German chemist

South facade

  • LINCOLN, Abraham (1809-1865) - 16th president of the United States
  • WASHINGTON, George (1732-1799) - 1st president of the United States
  • MORRILL, Justin Smith (1810-1898) - American legislator and financier

North facade

  • HATCH, William Henry (1833-1896) - American legislator
  • WILSON, James (1836-1920) - American lawyer, politician, and agriculturist
  • KNAPP, Seaman Ashahel (1833-1911) - American agriculturist