Library recognized for its historic renovation

A historic renovation of the Noe Valley/Sally Brunn library was awarded for its excellence in design, construction, planning and technology by a state preservation nonprofit.

The California Preservation Foundation awarded the library with a Preservation Design Award for Carey & Co. Architecture’s $5.7 million restoration of the 1916 Carnegie landmark.

In 2008, the 6,096-square-foot, two-story library with a Spanish-style façade of brick and terra cotta was repainted and the masonry was restored. The original tables were refinished, the floor was replaced and the lighting and windows were modified.

The City spent $45,499 on the original, which was designed by John Reid Jr.

In the world of library renovations, the award came at quite an interesting time.

 

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