Friday, January 4, 2008

Creative Ways to Preserve Carnegie Libraries

On the subject of Carnegie Libraries, like the one in Longmont, here are two creative ways of preserving them, courtesy of two of our neighbors to the east, Brush and Sterling Colorado.

In Brush, the original Carnegie Library building from 1915 is kept intact, serving as what appears to be a museum when I peered into the windows, but it still has the library look-and-feel, complete with the reading rooms:

While the working part of the library today (center and left part of the picture below) was added on:

And in Sterling, the Carnegie Library from 1916 is now a Bed and Breakfast! Very cool.

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