Northeast Library Historic Renovation

Renovated Library Now Open

Front of Northeast LibraryRenovation of the Northeast Neighborhood Library, located at 330 7th Street NE, is complete. The Georgian Revival style building, which first opened in 1932, has been modernized to provide state-of-the-art library services, while retaining the building's historic character. The library re-opened on Monday, Feb. 3.

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As part of the review process for projects in a historic district, the Library submitted exterior modifications to the Historic Preservation Office.

The $10 million historic renovation included:

  • restoration of original woodwork
  • new plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems
  • improved lighting
  • increased space for library programs
  • larger meeting room
  • quiet study rooms
  • new restrooms
  • new elevator
  • roof repairs
  • new flooring
  • new and restored furnishings and fixtures

Whiting-Turner Construction with Bell Architects and Vines Architecture served as the design/builder team.

A separate renovation of the building's exterior was completed in 2010.

Exterior work included:

  • Window restoration
  • Masonry repointing and cleaning
  • Repairs to the black ornamental fence
  • Extensive landscape improvements
  • Outdoor reading room/patio with seating
  • New signage