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October 2013

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS · CLIFTON BRANCH PROJECT

  • Detail from the preliminary design plans. Select the image to see the full floor plan.
  • Detail from the preliminary first floor design plans. Select the image to see the full floor plan.
  • Detail from the preliminary basement design plans. Select the image to see the full floor plan.
  • On October 30, members of the Clifton community were given the opportunity to preview the new Clifton Branch design plans.
  • Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director Kim Fender talks to the members of the Clifton community about the design plans.
  • Robin Savage, the project architect (McClorey & Savage, Architects, LTD) talks to members of the Clifton community about the design plans.
  • Members of the Clifton community examining the design plans for the new branch
  • In the spring of 2010, Michael L. Dever, president of Performance Automotive Network, donated Parkview Manor, the former home of George Barnesdale “Boss” Cox, to the Library for a new Clifton Branch.
  • Designed by noted Cincinnati architect Samuel Hannaford, the 10,000 square foot home is located at 3400 Brookline Avenue, a few blocks from the current branch, on a generous lot with room for off-street parking.
  • The existing Clifton Branch on Ludlow Avenue. The new branch will be large enough to accomodate a dedicated children’s room, teen area, program space, meeting rooms, and a computer lab.
  • The house includes numerous unique architectural features such as circular and triangular shaped rooms, secret passageways, and beautiful stained glass windows
  • Boss Cox house, circa 1900
  • At a community meeting, Clifton residents offer their suggestions for features and services that might be included in the new branch

Construction Timeline

2013
2014
2015
DESIGN
BID
CONSTRUCTION
Expected Completion: Spring/Summer 2015