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Old Havre de Grace Library building razed

Demolition of the Havre de Grace Library building was completed late last week. Crews were clearing the site Monday and preparation for construction of a new, larger library.
Demolition of the Havre de Grace Library building was completed late last week. Crews were clearing the site Monday and preparation for construction of a new, larger library. (TED HENDRICKS | AEGIS STAFF, Baltimore Sun Media Group)

The old Havre de Grace library branch has been torn down and workers are clearing the site in preparation for the construction of a new library.

The old building, constructed in 1987, was razed late last week to make way for the new 19,000-square-foot, two-story library that will be built in its place at the corner of Union and Pennington avenues.

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Early Monday morning, crews and equipment were working to remove the demolition debris. Construction of the new branch is expected to take about 18 months.

Lewis contractors of Owings Mills is the lead contractor on the $7.72 million project.

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While construction continues, the Havre de Grace library has a temporary location in the Tidewater Marina Building at 203 Market St.

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