Thursday, October 7, 2010

Interior Renovations & Restoration

Started in July 2010
Summer & Fall 2010 Project
Our 2010 building improvement project will focus on the restoration of the second and third floors of the Rosenberg Wing of the building and will include major HVAC and museum storage upgrades. The scope of the restoration work will encompass painting and plaster repairs to the Grand Hallway, Founder's Room, historical staircases, the complete renovation of the Gibson Reading Room, cage area, McCullough Meeting Room, Fox Meeting Room, new carpeting for the Rosenberg Wing second and third floor hallways, replacement of the building's aging chillers and the ancient air handlers in the Rosenberg Wing attic with new energy efficient equipment and the creation of better climate controlled storage spaces for our museum collections.

This round of interior improvements is being funded by generous grants from the Houston Endowment, the Bush-Clinton Coastal Recovery Fund, the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, a bequest from Hugh & Evalyn Gibson, as well as many donations from other foundations and patrons.

Thank you for being a part of the oldest public library in the state of Texas. We apologize for the inconvenience of the construction activities, and we appreciate your patience as we revitalize our beautiful historic structure.

Fox Room (3rd floor)
Gibson Reading Room (Main floor)
Gibson North (Main floor)
Grand Hall (Main - floor)
Lykes Gallery (3rd floor)
McCullough Room (Main floor)