THE PEQUOT PUBLIC LIBRARYSOUTHPORT, CONNECTICUT
Connecticut Preservation Awards 2007 Award of Merit
This project includes the complete restoration of a wonderful Richardsonian style library constructed in 1890. In order to restore the interior, a number of ornate details were recreated including antique book stacks and hand carved fireplace surrounds that had been destroyed and were rebuilt using photographs taken four decades earlier.
Not only did this project include a careful exterior and interior restoration, it also included designing custom furniture to match historic furniture known to be in the original building when it opened. Planning is ongoing for a future addition to expand the overall capacity of the library.