Aurora Free Library Association (Cayuga Co.)
The Aurora Free Library Association received $48,940 from the $14 Million Public Library Construction Grant Program for the restoration of the front entrance stone steps and the replacement of stair railings. This phase, as part of a larger renovation project, focused on restoring badly deteriorated stone steps and railings, and bringing the entryway up to code to ensure the safety of patrons and staff. A new foundation for the steps was constructed, deteriorating stonework was replaced with new limestone, and ADA compliant, three-bar railings were installed in place of old pipe railings. Additionally, all of these improvements were undertaken with a focus on maintaining the aesthetic qualities of the original structure, including maintenance of the color and texture of the original stone as well as decorative qualities of the railings.
|Before (above and below) and after (last picture) restoration of the front entrance stone steps and the replacement of stair railings at Aurora Free Library Association. Click on the above images to see a larger version.|