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LAKELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, RG400, 1926-2009

Seruies III, Building Plans, Larry R. Jackson Branch, Library, 1984-1996

The City of Lakeland has been providing public library service in the northwest community since January 15, 1934 when the Lakeland Public Library placed books at the Washington Park High School. A branch library was opened at 1042 North Virginia Ave. on October 4, 1937. It was replaced on December 1, 1975 by the Reading Room in the Northwest Community Center, which was later named the Coleman-Bush Building.

In September 1992 the City Commission budgeted the design phase of a building program for a new 10,000 sq. ft. North west Branch Library on a City owned site in Simpson Park on North Florida Ave. (U.S. 98 North) at the corner of Modest St. City Librarian David L. Reich prepared the Lakeland Public Library Building Program for the Northwest Branch Library, and Straughn Trout was the chosen architectural firm. The contractor was Morrick Construction Company. Ground was broken on February 24, 1994 and the Grand Opening Ceremonies were January 14, 1995.

In August 1997 City Commissioners voted to rename the Northwest Branch Library the Larry R. Jackson Branch Library. The Subject Files contain more information about the Branch Library.

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7

1

Building Program - Description by David Reich, Librarian

1992

  

2

Building Program - Budget

1993 - 1994

 

3

Architect: Straughn Trout

1992 - 1994

 

4

Architect: Floor Plans and Specifications

1992 - 1994

 

5

Architects: Selection Process (SA: Box 7a - Other Bidders)

1992 - 1993

 

6

Capital Improvement Programs

1984 - 1991

 

7

Capital Improvement Programs Forms

1984 - 1989

 

8

City Action

1986 - 1994

 

9

Contractor (Morrick Construction) Meetings/Change Orders

1993 - 1995

 

10

Correspondence

1992 - 1994

 

 11

Furniture and Equipment Budget

1994

  

12

Furniture and Equipment Costs

1993- 1994

 

13

Furniture Received

1994 - 1995

 

14

Furniture and Equipment Reports of Acquisition

1994

  

15

Furniture and Equipment: Computers

1994 - 1995

 

16

Furniture and Equipment: Security System

1994

 

17

Furniture and Equipment: Signs

1994 - 1995

 

18

Furniture and Equipment: Suppliers - Library Interiors of Florida

1992 - 1994

 

19

Furniture and Equipment: Telephones

1993 - 1994

 

20

Groundbreaking  Ceremony

1994

 

21

Library Materials: Books

1992 - 1994

  

22

Library materials: Office, Electrical, Janitorial supplies

1994 - 1995

 

23

Newspaper Clippings

1985 - 1995

 

24

Photographs (also in P199)

1994 - 1995

 

25

Proposed Operating Costs

1993 - 1995

 

26

Proposed Staff

1993 - 1994

 

27

Proposed Staffing Schedule

1994

 

28

Regulations - ADA

1992 - 1994

 

29

Statement of Completion

1994 - 1995

 

30

Dedication and Grand Opening Ceremonies

1994 - 1995

8

   

Other Architects Who Bid on the Project

1993