Mount Angel Abbey  by: Alvar Aalto

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  • Mount Angel Abbey is a community of Benedictine monks near the city of Mt. Angel, Oregon, United States. It was established in 1882 from the Abbey of Engelberg, Switzerland. The abbey, located on the top of Mount Angel, a 485-foot high butte, has its own post office separate from the city of Mt. Angel's—Saint Benedict. The library at the abbey was designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto.
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