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new main library plans - j X Me- New Library Plans Submitted Preliminary...
j X Me- New Library Plans Submitted Preliminary plans for the $1,300, 000 main library building, which. will be located in the "key" block of, Oakland's projected $15,000,000 , Civic Center, were presented to the, I City Council yesterday afternoon by the Library Board. Dr. Walter M. Taylor, president of the board, reported that the preliminary plans for the main library and two branches had been submitted by the architects. Miller and Warnecke, and approved. "We have proceeded to the point where we have-the model for the main library and 'also the sketches," said Dr. Taylor. ! He declared that directors of the Library Board) wished to have the councilmen view the plans firsthand and also learn what progress has been made tq date. . THREE-STORY BUILDING Architect Carl L Warnecke then explained that the main library would be a tljree-story structure of modern classic design and that provision had been made for convenient construction of an additional floor when expansion warranted. The $1,300,000 cost for the steel reinforced concrete building would include construction, furniture, equipment and floor covering, the architect reported. Erection , of the building to be located in the block bounded by 14th, 13th. Madison and Oak Streets, and four branch libraries was authorized ' in the $15,754,000 bond issue 'voted two years ago. Mayor Herbert L. Beach thanked the Library Board directors,. Dr Taylor, Maxwell L. Boyd, chairman of the board's building committee-Miss Mary Creech, Mrs. Walter K. Knox and Lloyd Harris, aQ of whom were present, and said "we are happy to see you have progressed ., so far." ' j CENTER TAKES SHAPE "Your report proves that Oak- land's Civic Center actually is tak-L ing shape and we will be glad when the time comes that we can start building," declared Mayor Beach. The City Council inspected the model and also plans for the $40,000 Lakeview branch in Lake Park, across from the Embarcadero. at the : north end of Lake Merritt, and the S3G.Ca Elnihurst branch on 83th Avenue near East 14th Street As the Library Board departed Dr. Taylor thanked the City Council "for the splendid support you offered." i Appointment of appraisers already has been authorized by the City Council to aid Frank K. Mott, city right-of-way agent, in -determining the . value of property which must be acquired for the main library as well as for the $2,700,000 Hall of Justice on the square bounded by 11th, 10th, Madison and Oak Streets.' i

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 07 May 1947, Wed,
  3. Page 13

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