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Building Facts: Green Lake Branch

Project description: Renovate existing branch

  • The renovation included an updated collection of books and materials, more computers, increased computer connections, upgraded technology, more efficient circulation desk and work areas, better sound insulation and improved interior light control for computer use.
  • The 8,090-square-foot branch, which opened in 1910, is a Carnegie-funded branch designed by W. Marbury Somervell and Joseph S. Coté It is listed on The National Register of Historic Places.
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Quick facts

  • Project type: Renovate existing branch
  • Completion date: 2004
  • Budget for capital costs: $1 million
  • Total library program area: 8,090 square feet
  • Computers: 17 (formerly 15)
  • Artist: Dennis Evans
  • Art budget: $15,721
  • Library Board steward: Linda Larson
  • Architect: Snyder Hartung Kane Strauss Architects
  • Contractor: W.G. Clark Construction Co.


  • April 2004: The Seattle Public Library board of trustees selected artist Dennis Evans of Seattle to create artwork for the Fremont, Green Lake, Queen Anne, University, and West Seattle branches.
  • March 6, 2004: Residents enjoyed activities, music and snacks at the reopening celebration of the renovated Green Lake Branch of The Seattle Public Library.
  • May 2003: Construction began on the branch renovation.
  • December 2002: Seattle's Landmarks Preservation Board issued the Certificate of Approval for renovation work planned for the branch. The branch closed on Dec. 16 for renovation.
  • September 2001: Seattle's Landmarks Preservation Board voted to designate the branch as a landmark building.
  • May 2001: Architects and Library representatives discussed the branch renovation at a public meeting of the Green Lake Community Council.
  • February 2001: Library staff directed Snyder Hartung Kane Strauss Architects to proceed with the next phases of design.
  • January 2001: Snyder Hartung Kane Strauss Architects completed a feasibility study of renovation plans.
  • May 2000: The Library Board selected Snyder Hartung Kane Strauss Architects to design the renovation of the historically significant branch.
  • 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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Green Lake Branch
7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N.
Seattle, WA 98115



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