Friedman Library Rooms, June 1958

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Title

Friedman Library Rooms, June 1958

Subject

Tuscaloosa Public Library
Public libraries

Description

Photos of two rooms in the Friedman Library, 1305 Greensboro Avenue (now called the Jemison - Van de Graff Mansion), taken the day before the facility was open to the public on Monday, June 16, 1958.

In 1955, the ante-bellum house had been purchased by the YMCA for $70,000. In a prearranged agreement, it was then exchanged with Mr. Victor Hugo Friedman for the north half of the block containing the Battle-Friedman House. The YMCA used that property as the site for the new central YMCA building. Mr. Friedman gave the house to Tuscaloosa County for use as a public library. The library which moved from the George Searcy House, 714 Greensboro Avenue, was then known as the Friedman Library to honor Mr. Friedman’s generosity.

Creator

Tuscaloosa News

Source

Tuscaloosa Public Library

Publisher

Tuscaloosa News

Date

June 15, 1958

Contributor

Elizabeth Bradt (Description)

Type

Newspaper

Identifier

2430

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Text

FRIEDMAN LIBRARY HAS SPECIAL ROOM FOR CHILDREN

Juvenile Room Is Located to the Left of Entrance
CHEROKEE ROOM LIES TO THE RIGHT OF ENTRANCE HALL

Adult Fiction Will fill the Shelves Seen Here