Their old wing is now a bright new library.
Outside, the architects carefully suited the remodeled wing to the style of the early 1930s house by fronting it with a tactfully detailed colonnade. To build the cornice, a 2-by-2 sits over a slanted 1-by-6 on top of 2-inch cove molding meeting a 2-by-12. Behind this, a plywood box beam completes the fascia. Molding and bases are nailed over 4-by-4 posts.
A 2-foot separation between the exterior wall and the colonnade helps connect the library with a lawn platform two steps below. At night, lights concealed behind the frame wash across the library face.
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|Date:||Sep 1, 1984|
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