Friday, November 8, 2013

Topky Memorial Library, Ashtabula, Ohio


In June of 1958 Mr. O. C. Topky, a local businessman, donated the money to construct a library in the Ashtabula Harbor.  City property on 1633 Walnut Boulevard, across the street from Harbor High School, was selected as the site for this endeavor. In August 1959 the Topky Memorial Library, a one story 50' by 100' building, opened to serve the adult community.  Soon afterwards materials from the Children's Library also were moved into the Topky Library, and the two services were re-integrated. The Topky Library building remained fairly unchanged with only minor changes until the 1984 addition.  In June 1967, air conditioning was installed, and in August 1971 a parking lot was surfaced. Office space and a new doorway were created in 1980. [Website] []

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