Tuscarawas County Public Library – New Philadelphia OH

Description

"The circulation of library books in New Philadelphia doubled in a period of 6 years, reaching 133,000 in the first 6 months of 1935. The public library is also the library for the county schools.

The new building, which was badly needed, is 2 stories in height and 104 by 53 feet in over-all dimensions. It houses on the ground floor an auditorium seating 200 with a well-equipped stage and a research reading room, and on the first floor, adult and children's reading rooms, a control room between the two, and the stack room.

The structure is fireproof. The exterior walls are faced with red brick trimmed with limestone. It has a volume of 172,000 cubic feet and was completed in December 1936 at a construction cost of $54,195 and a project cost of $57,876."

Project Details

Federal Cost Local Cost Total Cost Project #'s
57876

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


121 Fair Ave. NW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Location notes:

Coordinates: 40.491710, -81.445906

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