Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Carnegie Library, Covington, Kentucky


The cornerstone was laid on Tuesday, August 5, 1902. The new Carnegie Library, constructed at a cost of $87,170.94, opened on March 16, 1904. The new library boasted plenty of space for books, a rotunda resembling the version in the Library of Congress, and a grand auditorium. The first program in the auditorium that evening was a performance of the Polyphonic Choral Society. The first books were circulated from the new library on March 28, 1904. At the time of the library's opening, there were six employees, with Mrs. Spears as head librarian. More than 1,000 people registered to borrow items at the new location. [www.kenton.lib.ky.us]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awesome postcard!

Here is an old postcard from Sandusky, Ohio: