Saturday, April 27, 2013

Library To Host Free Historic Tour

The Greenville Public Library will host a free tour on Friday, May 3 at 5:15 p.m. This tour is in conjunction with the Main Street Greenville's “Upper Floor Tour” that begins at 6:00. Interested people can see the Library first with plenty of time to attend the tour downtown. The Library, in partnership with Main Street Greenville, hosts its own event every “First Friday” according to the theme for that month.

These tours are part of Historic Preservation Month. The Library underwent extensive renovation and expansion a few years ago while maintaining its historic beauty and heritage. Even though the Library was built in 1910 with grants from Andrew Carnegie and the Greenville Schools, the “extras” came from Henry & Ella St. Clair.

The St. Clair's generous donations added to the Library's size, beauty, and extensive book collections of the time – including the marble stairwell, the stained glass windows, and the imported statues. So stop into the Library at 5:15 and learn about the building's design and decor, the story of its creation & renovation, and the people involved!

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