Morehead State University

Fondly recalling a city library of years past

Fondly recalling a city library of years past

Susan Gauvey's celebration of our city's public libraries ("Loyalty to city libraries," Feb. 12), reminded me of how the branch at 25th and St. Paul Street (now the Village Learning Place) came up repeatedly in oral histories that Morgan State University students and I conducted several years ago regarding segregated public school #115. The school, two ramschackle wooden buildings heated by pot belly stoves, was built in 1888 near where the Waverly Farmers Market now operates. The branch library was built in 1896.

For students from 115, the library...

45°