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Building Facts: Wallingford Branch

Project description: Relocate existing branch

  • Relocate the original branch, which occupied a converted residential space from 1949 to 1985, then moved to remodeled quarters in the historic North Precinct Police Station.
  • The relocated branch features 2,000 square feet of program space with areas for seating and collections, upgraded technology services and equipment.
  • The branch is co-located with Solid Ground, which provides numerous community services.

Quick facts

  • Project type: Relocate existing branch
  • Completion date: 2000
  • Budget for capital costs: $442,000
  • Total library program area: 2,000 square feet
  • Computers: 7
  • Artist: Richard Elliott
  • Library Board steward: Gilbert W. Anderson
  • Architect: The Miller|Hull Partnership
  • Contractor: Harmatta Construction

Milestones

  • September 2009: The branch reopened after a three-month closure for refurbishing. Improvements included new paint, carpet, an additional computer station and a reconfigured interior layout to increase efficiency of the space.
  • January 2000: The relocated Wallingford Branch of The Seattle Public Library opened Saturday, Jan. 29.
  • September 1999: Construction began on the relocated branch inside the Solid Ground building, then known as the Fremont Public Association Resource Center.
  • November 1998: Seattle voters approved the $196.4 million "Libraries for All" bond measure. The bond money, which could be used only for construction of libraries, funded a new Central Library and new and improved branches.

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Wallingford Branch
1501 N. 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
206-684-4088

Hours:

Mon:

1 pm - 8 pm

Tue:

1 pm - 8 pm

Wed:

11 am - 6 pm

Thu:

11 am - 6 pm

Fri:

Closed

Sat:

11 am - 6 pm

Sun:

1 pm - 5 pm


Regional Manager:
Karen Spiel
 

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