Saturday, October 15, 2011

First Peek: Renovations at the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library

My long-time friend Peter Lewis took me on a tour of the construction at the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library.  Peter is the architect on the project; J M Lowe Construction is the contractor.  Not only will the building be updated with electrical, mechanical, and layout improvements, great new features will be offered, especially for younger readers.  Like Peter said during the tour: "Where else can you have a children's section of a library overlooking a brand new playscape and the Guadalupe River?"
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The new dome in the center of the ceiling

Another view of the dome.  It will feature indirect lighting and a chandelier. 

Overlooking the old porch, which will be enclosed for a new Chldren's Area.
Note the construction of the Playscape in teh background, and the river.

Peter Lewis, architect, with plans
Looking toward the back porch area

Where the young adult section will go -- 

Up toward the mural, which is being protected during the construction.


  1. I am so happy that the city decided to renovate the old library.

    I was present when it first opened. The ceremony was quite grand, which in itself, makes the library very special.

  2. Gov. Connally was present for the "laying of the cornerstone." That, too, was special.

  3. Peter! Where is your hardhat?


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