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South Entrance Renovation

We are renovating our south entrance this spring and summer, thanks to the generosity of Michael and Lisa Cudahy. The area will be converted into a beautiful Irish cottage garden, complete with a statue of our city's founder, Patrick Cudahy, as a young boy sitting with his Grandpa Shaw. We are excited and grateful!
Access to the south entrance will be restricted during the project. Please keep in mind that additional library parking is available on the street on Barnard Avenue, in marked stalls in the Landmark Credit Union parking lot, and in the municipal lot behind Papa Luigi's. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

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Plans for the lush Irish cottage garden

south entrance statue drawing
Young Patrick Cudahy is shown with his Grandpa Shaw, both immigrants from Ireland.

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Demolition is underway - March 10, 2020

March 11 - photo 1
Starting to remove the raised beds - March 11, 2020

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Deep footings on the raised beds - March 19, 2020   A wet day for working - March 19, 2020

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Concrete work finally done - March 30, 2020          Those footings were deep! March 30, 2020

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Preparing the site for concrete pouring and planting bed installation - April 22, 2020

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Concrete forms are set, and the first section of concrete is poured - May 11, 2020

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Concrete work continues - May 15, 2020

Concrete work completed - May 21, 2020