19 august 1968 & chevy chase library
#OTD-ish 19 August 1968 Children visited the 2nd floor of the Chevy Chase Library (5625 Connecticut Ave NW) to check out the latest books. This building of the Chevy Chase Library was new—it was completed in 1967 and dedicated on 21 March 1968. (This was the 4th library building since its opening in 1920.) Designed by white architect Nicholas Saterlee, the building was 24,000 square feet and could house 70,000 volumes.
Your comments are welcome below. Do you, family members or neighbors recognize anyone in the photograph? Did you go to the library dedication? Do you remember the library being constructed? Do you have photographs? Do you remember the staff? Did your organization meet there? Did you go there as a student? You may comment privately here.
Photo source: Courtesy DC Public Library Special Collections, Evening Star Newspaper Photo Collection, 7 August 1968. F. Routt, photographer.
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