The new library complex in Jackson County NC is slated to be completed in 2010 as a shining example of modern Main Street’s redevelopment; despite usual worries about modernizing projects being more costly than just constructing a new building, this case proved to make economical as well as historical sense for the community.
The historic courthouse is 95 years old and this ambitious renovation will expand the original building and modernize it to be used as a fully functional library. As part of the area’s history, this landmark structure will retain much of the same look and feel as the original neoclassical design. The location of the courthouse makes it the perfect place near downtown to house a library for use by the community. The new library will be 20,000 square feet, be built on the back of the courthouse, and include a two-story atrium that will connect these two buildings.