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The Middle Ages is known as a great age of learning, therefore it was quite fashionable during the American Renaissance to have a Gothic-style library. This room was decorated with a green carpet and green portieres. When Elisabeth Scott Bocock lived at 909, she replaced a section of the ornate Gothic paneling and enclosed bookcases with utilitarian bookshelves. Recently, during Phase I of the renovation of the first floor, designer Gary Inman contracted James Hall to restore the room to its original design by meticulously hand-carving the paneling and trim and refurbishing the original bookcases found in the basement.