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Famed Architecture at Alex Haley Farm

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Architecture set on the beautiful green meadow at Children’s Defense Fund – Alex Haley Farm:
Langston Hughes library:  This cantilever barn found traditionally in Appalachia was thoughtfully redesigned for use as a library in 1999.  The design is by the award-winning creator of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, Maya Lin.
Riggio-Lynch Interfaith Chapel:  Five years after the library opened, a second structure designed by Maya Lin was dedicated at Haley Farm.  This boat-like structure serves as a worship center for visiting groups.  Built from cypress and fir, the chapel’s motif represents a refuge for the nation’s children.
More about the Children’s Defense Fund at the organization’s website.


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