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Thompson Memorial Library

Identification

Thompson Memorial Library
William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library, Main Library
270063

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
concrete
limestone
applied masonry
neo-classicism

Usages

library

Facts

  • The original building was designed by Allen & Collens, and constructed by Daniel W. McGrath and McKeever Electric.
  • The stacks tower was designed by Howard Dwight Smith and Walter H. Wheeler, and constructed by Mellon-Stuart Construction, The Huffman-Wolfe Company, and Gustav Hirsch.
  • The tower section looks to contain 7 stories, but there are multiple mezzanines for compact book storage, taking the above ground floor count to 13 stories.
  • The library is scheduled to be renovated before 2010, including complete renovation of the original section and stack tower, and replacement of the circa-1977 section.
  • The original 3-story library building was constructed from 1910-1912, with the stack tower addition built from 1948-1951, and another addition completed around 1977.

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Location

1858 Neil Avenue
1858 Neil Avenue Mall
43210
Columbus
Ohio
U.S.A.

Technical Data

167.87 ft
13
1
1910
1912
1977

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