HOSMER LIBRARY RENOVATION

2021 Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award winner

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LEO A DALY

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architect

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DAMON FARBER

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landscape architect

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HENNEPIN CO. LIBRARY

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Historic libraries provide important community gathering spaces and resources.

CHALLENGE

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.

 

SUCCESS

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.

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LOCATION

 

CLIENT

CONSTRUCTED

PROJECT DATE

PROJECT SCOPE

PROJECT BUDGET

PROJECT SIZE

Minneapolis, MN

Leo A Daly for Hennepin Co.

1916

2017-2018

Condition assessment of historic materials, design guidance to meet historic preservation standards

$4.4 Million

16,000 sq. ft.

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FINANCE & COMMERCE

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PRESERVE MINNEAPOLIS

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