Construction Photo Archive
Groundbreaking for the new Main Library at 900 North Ashley Drive took place on April 25, 1965.
The foundation was laid . . .
a support structure was erected . . .
and the new building began to take shape . . .
interior space began to emerge . . .
Library Director Cecil Beach, in white shirt,
gave city officials a tour of the building's progress.
On April 21, 1968, the dedication ceremony was held . . .
and an eager community got its first look at the new facility . . .
Circulation Desk . . .
Humanities reading area . . .
Special Collections . . .
Fine Arts area looking down into Humanities . . .
interior of auditorium, featuring state-of-the-art acoustics.
An elegant new building became a landmark in
downtown Tampa . . .
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