Wednesday, June 4, 2014

1912 Library, Wyalusing, Pennsylvania

[LIB11063] - Wyalusing's public library was a gift to the community in 1902 from Francis R. Welles. Welles fervently believed in the value of education in improving the world. He felt that by making books accessible to people, he was lending a helping hand in their education. Welles stocked the Wyalusing Public Library with books from his personal collection to that end.

Albert Tipp, a Wilkes-Barre architect, designed the library. He made it as fireproof as current day building techniques would allow. The facade is brick and there is a cement liner between the roof and interior rooms. When an addition was built in 1991, the original tiled fireplaces and oak woodwork was kept intact.
(Information courtesy of the Rocket-Courier.) [Website]

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