Public Library – Lockport NY

Description

“The Lockport Public Library project was begun as the result of two generous bequests from citizens of the town. It was carried out with the assistance of municipal and P.W.A. funds [Docket No. NY 1063-R].

The building is H-shaped in plan and is set back from the street, which provides a small yard in front separated from the street by an iron fence. It contains an entrance hall, 2 reading rooms, exhibit room, stack room, an office for the librarian, cataloging room, and a director’s room. In the basement are receiving and stack rooms, the children’s room, and an auditorium seating 250.

The construction is fireproof. The entrance steps are granite, the main facade is limestone, the roof is slate, and the cupola is wood. The auditorium and the children’s room each have separate entrances from the outside.

The project was completed in May 1937 at a construction cost of $131,980 and a project cost of $142,063.”

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
142063

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939).

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Location Info


23 East Ave.
Lockport, NY 14094

Location notes:

Coordinates: 43.171269, -78.687536

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