Friday, October 28, 2011

Case Memorial Library, Auburn, New York

[LIB2731] - In 1896, Willard E. Case approached the library’s trustees and offered to build a new library, provided that the building be known as the Case Memorial, in memory of his parents. The trustees accepted his offer, and work began on the Case Memorial in 1901. A contest to choose a design for the building was conducted, and the New York City firm of Carrere and Hastings was selected as architects. The firm later would design the New York Public Library. The Case Memorial Building took two years to complete, with much of the woodwork being done by European craftsmen. Seymour Library moved to the Case Memorial in 1903. [Website]

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