Government Buildings -- Public Library, Savannah Ga.
Published by Lamas? Bros. News Co. Savannah Ga. Made in U.S.A.
1913-1927, postmarked July 2, 1927
Savannah (Ga.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Architecture -- Georgia -- Savannah -- 20th century.
Color postcard with white border, postmarked July 2, 1927. The Bull Street Library, the main library building is located in the Victorian district and next to a small city park. It opened for use in 1916. A Carnegie grant was used to pay for the the library building, which cost $104,041.78. H. W. Witcover, who designed many important Savannah buildings including Savannah’s City Hall, was the architect. The building is neoclassical in style. In 1936, WPA programs provided for the addition of a small wing filled with book stacks and a mural depicting a scene from the Robin Hood story in the children’s room. The building was expanded and renovated wit work completed in 1999. The project restored the Bull Street Library more than doubled the building’s size to 66,000 square feet. The 1916 portion of the building was restored to its original condition and painted in the neoclassical colors. A 1966 split-block addition was replaced with a more elegant and cohesive new addition, clad in white Georgia marble. The addition featured large window walls overlooking the canopy of live oak trees in the nearby park. In 2002, the library’s name was changed to Live Oak Public Libraries.
A 99040 appears at the top to the right side of the dividing line above the address area of the back.
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