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Henry and Elizabeth Kirn Memorial Library

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1959–1962, Lublin, McGaughy and Associates. 301 E. City Hall Ave.
  • Henry and Elizabeth Kirn Memorial Library

A key part of downtown Norfolk's postwar redevelopment was the creation of a new central research library to replace the aging Carnegie library on Freemason Street. Although the Kirn is starkly modern in appearance and materials, its exterior is organized in a classicizing manner that harmonizes effectively with the MacArthur Memorial across the street and the nearby Monticello Arcade.

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Author: 
Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Henry and Elizabeth Kirn Memorial Library", [Norfolk, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-NK35.

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 415-415.

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