October 24, 2012 by Decorum DIYer
You know me, as a geography nerd, I LOVE MAPS! This story warmed my heart. Enjoy!
Here is a wonderful, feel-good piece of art news to remember amongst all of the stories of vandalism and theft that have been recently plaguing the art world. Our thanks to Mister John Feathers for amassing this amazing collection and his family for donating it to the Los Angeles Public Library so that the world can enjoy and learn from it.
John Feathers spent his life collecting maps and, when he died in February at the age of 56, he had amassed a collection of approximately one million maps. After he passed away, his family hired realtor Matthew Greenburg to go through the 948 square foot house slated for demolition and rent a dumpster to dispose of the contents. However, when Greenburg entered the house and saw the incredible collection he couldn’t bring himself to throw everything away.
Greenburg called in the Los Angeles Central Library’s map librarian Glen Creason…
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