Construction News

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Let’s Get Ready to Shovel!

March 2019: At the Groundbreaking, March 25 (from left): Library Board of Trustees President Beth Coyne, First Selectman Tom Banisch, State Senator Christine Cohen (D-12), Library Building Committee Chair Graham Curtis, project architect Ken Best, State Representative Noreen Kokoruda (R-101), Scranton library Friends President Betsey Piner, and Interim Library Director Laura Downes.

Breaking Ground.

March 2019: Scranton Memorial Library Board President Beth Coyne, Madison Town Selectmen Bruce Wilson and Scott Murphy, and Madison First Selectman Tom Banisch at the library groundbreaking ceremony on March 25.

Construction Begins.

March 2019: Old Post Office moved across parking lot.

Photos: Let the sun shine in!

Front of building is cleared to make way for a new septic system. The Henry Bacon Building, E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, is revealed. Henry Bacon went on to design the Lincoln Memorial.  Read more >

Art, Unearthed.

January 2019: We found this painting, artist unknown, in our move showing the front of the original E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, designed by Henry Bacon, the architect of the Lincoln Memorial. The painting is hung in the library’s temporary space at 1250 Durham Road.

And Then There Was One.

December 2018: Out of eight companies, Enterprise Builders wins the bid to become the contractor for the library expansion project.