Thursday, March 24, 2011
Public Library, Dallas, Texas
In 1954, the badly deteriorating and overcrowded Carnegie facility was torn down and a contemporary six-story facility that held 433,000 books was built in its place. While construction was underway, the Library was housed at the City’s busy train depot, Union Station.
When the new building opened, it featured a listening library, special programming for young adults, and several research units staffed by subject-matter specialists. The building, located on the corner of Commerce and Harwood Streets, is still standing today.