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The Woodford County Public Library Historic Renovation & Addition Beaux Art Facade Restoration
Located in downtown Versailles, and originally constructed in 1904, the Woodford County Public Library Historic Renovation & Addition vastly improved the function and control of the two-story library.
Sherman Carter Barnhart’s design solution restored the Main Street Beaux Art facade of cut stone with classical detailing and original arched windows. The facade of the addition mimics the form and lines of the existing library utilizing cast stone and ample glass overlooking downtown Versailles.
Inside, the period-details; monumental stair, fireplaces, and ornamental plaster ceiling were restored. The existing circulation desk was relocated for improved function as well as to provide supervision of both entries. Opposite the circulation desk, is a small gallery showcasing local arts and crafts. A newly created community suite is accessible from the rear for after-hour use. The second floor contains the general adult collection, periodicals, reference, public access computers, and the local history room.
While parking is available on Main Street, most patrons utilize the ample parking in the rear of the library. This area was improved with a newly constructed pedestrian ramp and generous entry stair. Landscaping was used to enhance the entry and screen the parking lot.