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Public invited to open house Jan. 8 at renovated Carnegie building

December 30, 2010

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The city of Lawrence will host an open house on Jan. 8 at the recently renovated Carnegie Building, 200 W. Ninth St.

The open house, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., will allow people to view the restored building before the Convention and Visitors Bureau and Destination Management Inc. begin moving their offices into the garden level of the building.

Exhibits for the upper level of the building are being created, and once those are complete a formal building dedication will be held, likely in the spring.

The building, which was constructed as a Carnegie Library, later was home for 27 years to Lawrence Arts Center until it moved to 940 N.H. in 2002.

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Clark Coan 3 years, 8 months ago

According to the plaque on the outside of the building, noted poet Langston Hughes would read there as a child. Carnegie required that his buildings be open to everyone regardless of race or ethnic background.

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BigPrune 3 years, 8 months ago

It was also remodeled by an out of town building contractor.

I wonder if the locals will get to remodel the $18 Million library?

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