Thursday, August 27, 2009

Public Invited to Share Memories of Central Library's East Building

photos of east building
The Birmingham Public Library is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Central’s East Building. And, as with any celebration, the more the merrier, so we're inviting the public to share their memories and thoughts about the East Building. Do you remember what was located at the site prior to the new addition? Were you at the groundbreaking or grand opening ceremonies? What did you think the first time you walked into the "new" library? Click on the comments link to post your memories. Thanks for sharing!

3 comments:

Dystopos said...

Here's a photo from the demolition next door prior to the Energen building going up:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ausbeck/97425107/

Tressa said...

It seems like the Energen building has been next to the library forever. Was it the Essex House that was demolished? I remember that building as a child, but don't remember what it was for.

Dystopos said...

http://www.bhamwiki.com/w/Essex_House