Dansville Library, October 2009
|Location||200 Main St., Dansville, New York|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Part of||Dansville Downtown Historic District (#07000485)|
|NRHP Reference #||77000947|
|Added to NRHP||September 14, 1977|
Dansville Library is a historic library located at Dansville in Livingston County, New York. It is a large two story Neoclassical style frame structure. It is dramatically enhanced by a pedimented, giant portico covering its full width. The portico features four Doric columns, an elaborate frieze with triglyphs and rosettes, a modillion cornice, and a semi-ellipical fan decoration in the cornice. The earliest section was built in 1823 as a private home for Joshua Shepard (1780–1829). The Shepard family donated the house for use as a library in 1923.
In 2011 a renovation of the building was undertaken in order to bring the facilities of the library up to modern expectations of technological ability and handicap access. A new wing was added to the southeast end of the building, dubbed the Saunders wing after the beneficence of local business mogul E. Philip Saunders and his wife Carol. The interior of the original Shepard building was fully remodeled while the exterior received needed repair and upkeep.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
- Larry E. Gobrecht (April 1977). "Register of Historic Places Registration: Dansville Library". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-09-01. See also: "Accompanying two photos".
- Miller, Jeff (23 November 2011). "VIPs tour Dansville library's new wing". Genesee Country Express (Dansville, NY).
- See also: E. Philip Saunders College of Business
- Miller, Jeff (15 December 2011). "Shepard building renovation project nearing completion". Genesee Country Express (Dansville, NY).
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