2007 October 11
Let's all come together to ensure bright future for
What's the future of the
It appears the future is bright
for the building which was built with a personal $10,000 grant from
philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and opened in 1904. The building was a library
until the Newnan-Coweta Library was built on
So what's ahead for the now vacant facility?
We think the future for the
Since the court operations
moved out of the building, the city has begun work on stabilizing and restoring
the building. More work must be done. A citizens committee — Friends of the
Carnegie — has been busy exploring uses of the building. The Friends have
looked at a city library in
Today, a dormant library
committee appointed by the city years ago will meet to discuss the future of
With today's meeting and as future talks and decisions are made about the use of the Carnegie Building, we hope this reactivated committee, the Friends of the Carnegie and other interested citizens will be a part of the process. Don't shut anyone out.
We applaud the Friends of the Carnegie for their work in getting this project moving. The mayor and council members seem committed to moving forward. We hope this resurrected committee will reach out to the Friends and other citizens to ensure that this unique landmark continues to be a useful, vibrant part of our downtown landscape.