2021 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award Winner
Condition assessment of historic materials, design guidance to meet historic preservation standards
16,000 sq. ft.
Historic libraries provide important community gathering spaces and resources.
Hosmer Library, one of the last four Carnegie Libraries in Minneapolis, is a local landmark and designated in the National Register of Historic Places, but it had not had any major improvements since 1997. Sensitive updates were needed to make the space more user-friendly while preserving the historic character.
New History provided historic preservation consulting and design guidance to the Leo A Daly team. Key design solutions included updating the interior spaces while preserving historic woodwork, lighting, and the arrangement of space.