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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
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Bridgeport North End Library
3455 Madison Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06606
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Sanborn Library Building History

Bridgeport North End Library
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Demolition of the historic Sanborn Library building, at the highly visible gateway intersection of Bridgeport's Fairfield Avenue and State Street, could happen as soon as November 20, 2018. Timely as it is urgent, this talk by local Architect Manny Machado, with presentation assistance by Boston Planning Consultant Michael Tyrrell, will cover the history of the building, its architect, and the issues surrounding its potential demolition or development.

Bridgeport’s substantial inventory of aging and decayed buildings weigh down on the city’s image. However, razing and removing the Sanborn Library will only amplify that profile. Inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, “The Sanborn” was designed by award-winning German-Jewish American Architect Leonard Asheim in 1922. Asheim also designed the well-known Klein Memorial Auditorium, area school buildings, and the West End Congregation/Achavath Achim Synagogue on the national register of historic places.

A candidate for landmark designation through the State Historic Preservation Office, the Sanborn possesses a civic decorum more representative of the Park City in the early 20th Century. Please join us in reflecting on this important landmark whose role could very well be extended into this century.

Presented by the Bridgeport Community Historical Society.

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