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Renovation and expansion ofthe
Greenville Public Library 1990 - 1991.
The Visual Record

Volume Two of Four, Images 51 - 100

51.

Happy workman creating chaos in the old reference room.

52.

The Meeting Room takes on a new look as reference material is relocated.

53.

Trying to solve the wiring problems created by new telephone system.

54.

Trying to solve the wiring problems created by new telephone system.

55.

Trying to solve the wiring problems created by new telephone system.

56.

Opening Day - 14 May

57.

Opening Day - 14 May

58.

Opening Day - 14 May

Mrs. Marie Lowe. Staff Member, helps returning members.

59.

Extensive work readying the parking area for the addition.

60.

Plans for enclosing the present front of the Library were not what we requested and must be changed.

61.

The Director setting up the computer for the accountant.

62.

Beginning the altering of the interior.

63.

Progress on the parking area. In the background trucks are working on the far side of the parking area.

64.

Sidewalk for the convenience of the patrons is being constructed.

65.

Compacting and leveling the parking lot continues.

66.

First section of asphalt is laid.

67.

Parking area put to good use by patrons and workmen.

68.

Grading and ground prepared for seeding.

69.

Young patrons enjoy the smooth surface.

70.

Library business as usual as patrons are requested to use the front door.

71.

Enclosure of the front is as we requested. Full enclosure will be delayed until later in the construction.

72.

Digging out for lower level which will hold the elevator shaft, staff lounge and rest rooms.

73.

Left foreground shows the old steps that were removed from the back of the building.

74.

Material for cement work outlining the new area of the facility.

75.

Front entrance side walls are ready for the cement. Consultation on the next step.

76.

Getting ready for the base of the sidewalls of the addition.

77.

All ready for the cement trucks and ...

78.

Heeeeere they come! Bill Armstrong, Site Manager, answers the phone while he oversees the pouring.

79.

Checking the results, and it is looking good.

80.

Front entrance area takes shape.

81.

Outline of foundation facing Pleasant View Ave. Dirt is being compacted and readied for the cement flooring.

82.

Front entrance steps are being shaped.

83.

Progress! Steel beams outline the addition and the new entrance.

84.

80 foot boom delicately places the heavy beams.

85.

Barely seen is a worker walking the beam.

86.

Inside work is moving more slowly. Here a new partition is going up.

87.

Work is started on the new entrance.

88.

Framing in the entrance roof and the addition roof is in the process of being shingled.

89.

Shingles are on and the outside walls begin to shape. Openings for windows are in place.

90.

The simple elegant arch enhances the entrance.

91.

Busy workman framing in the bay window of the addition.

92.

A view that shows the integration of the new expansion with the old facility.

93.

The additon being readied for the vinyl siding.

94.

A view from Pleasant View Avenue again shows the integration of the new with the old.

95.

New ceiling in the old Children's Room to conform to the height of the new addition.

96.

Two of the arches for the vaulted ceiling at the new entrance.

97.

Interior of lower level before renovation.

98.

Interior upper level with new wall and opening for a window between adult and children's area.

99.

Another view of the wall between the adult and children's area.

100.

At the same time, the sidewalk along the parking area was finished and the lights were being prepared for the parking area.