Friday, July 14, 2006
Crawfordsville District Public Library director Larry Hathaway reports that the renovation of the Carnegie building is moving along with several of the trades still working - plumbing, HVAC, electricians, and plasterers. Carpenters are replacing the rectangular windows while the large windows are still under fabrication. All state and local requirements have been met regarding cleaning of contaminated soil from the underground fuel tank, so the parking lot can be surfaced soon. Much patience has accompanied good decisions for the future of the original library. (J. Clauser) Note: This view is of the original "stacks" area where all books were once shelved. It later became the non-fiction area when the Carnegie building expanded. The clerestory had been hidden for years by a drop ceiling.