Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mt. Pleasant Library building tour this Saturday

The DC Historic Preservation League is holding a tour of the historic Mt. Pleasant Library at 16th and Monroe this Saturday. Sounds neat, here are the details:

A Public Knowledge Tour: Mount Pleasant LibrarySaturday, November 5th10:00am-12:00pmMetro: Columbia HeightsJoin DCPL for a tour of the historic Mount Pleasant Library! Led by project architects Dale Stewart and Dean Hutchenson of CORE, the construction tour will highlight the renovation of this important historic resource and the incorporation of new construction on the site.
Purpose-built in 1923 as a neighborhood library, this Beaux-Arts structure was designed by accomplished New York architect Edward Lippincott Tilton and was the last of three DC neighborhood library’s built with funds provided by Andrew Carnegie. Designed to harmonize with the monumental architecture along 16th Street, the library is a contributing resource within the Mount Pleasant Historic District.
Space is limited!
$15 DCPL Members
$25 Non-Members
Click here to register.

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