Emma Flower Taylor, daughter of Roswell P. Flower, donated the landmark Public Library named for her father. The white marble building in Beaux Arts style was designed by Watertown architect Addison F. Lansing whose work was influenced by his earlier association with the firm of McKim, Mead, and White in New York City. The interior of this structure is as important as the exterior and contains murals and paintings of local themes in addition to allegorical expression. The artwork was in large part executed by the Lamb Studios of New York City. The most significant feature is the three story domed rotunda with allegories of various branches of learning.