Carnegie Library’s restoration has taken giant strides through 2015, as it gets closer to its completion in 2016.
Throughout the year we have been documenting the progress of the historical building, which will become the new home of Patchogue-Medford Library’s Young Adult department.
Back in March, the building still had the columns that were attached to the building when it was located on Lake Street before its move to West Main Street in 2012. Now the building has four new columns, each rated to hold up to 18,000 pounds.
The building now also has a basement that can be walked into, which over the summer was cleaned up extensively after demolition work took place early in that season. The Citizens Campaign for Open Village Government took a video of the inside of the building in July that can be viewed online, featuring both the main floor of the building as well as the basement.
The building received new bricks that match the style of the existing bricks, sizing for new windows that are still in progress, a new wood trim, the completion of roofing and gutter work among many other improvements that will breathe new life into the building.
When it finishes in 2016, the $1.5 million project is estimated to have a spring opening at its location on the corner of W. Main Street and West Avenue in Patchogue Village.
Anyone can donate toward the restoration of the building, including through purchasing a special Library Blend of coffee developed by Roast Coffee and Tea Trading Company in collaboration with librarians.
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