Struthers Library Building

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Struthers Library Building
Struthers Library Building Jul 12.jpg
Struthers Library Building, July 2012
Struthers Library Building is located in Pennsylvania
Struthers Library Building
Struthers Library Building is located in the US
Struthers Library Building
Location 3rd Ave. and Liberty St., Warren, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°50′48″N 79°8′55″W / 41.84667°N 79.14861°W / 41.84667; -79.14861Coordinates: 41°50′48″N 79°8′55″W / 41.84667°N 79.14861°W / 41.84667; -79.14861
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1883
Architect Warren and Wetmore
NRHP reference # 75001671[1]
Added to NRHP October 10, 1975

Struthers Library Building, also known as the Library Theatre, is a historic library and theatre building located at Warren, Warren County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1883, and is a red brick building in three sections. It measures 73 feet wide by 162 feet deep. The front section is three stories high with a corner tower. The second floor housed a library and the third a meeting hall, which was originally used as the town's Masonic Temple. It has a marquee on the front elevation. Behind the front section is the auditorium and behind that a three-story section with dressing rooms and stage. The auditorium was originally built as a Victorian opera house. The building was renovated in 1919 by the noted architectural firm of Warren and Wetmore.[2] During the 1919 renovation, the auditorium was modified to make it suitable for movies and traveling vaudeville shows. In 1983, the auditorium underwent an extensive restoration, preserving the details of the 1919 renovation.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Chase Putnam and Quinn Smith (June 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Struthers Library Building" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-06.