Tyson Library
Building Addition and Renovation

In 2003 the Tyson Library completed a building project, nearly doubling the size of the original 1942 structure.
The architects, Veazy, Parrot, Durkin and Shoulders of Indianapolis, designed an addition that blended the original look of the Library, using a matching brick and roof pattern. (sketch above)
The building project allowed for an expanded fiction / non-fiction reading area, video and reference area, public computer work stations, restrooms on the main floor and the relocation of the children area from the lower level to the main floor. In addition access was provided for those with physical disabilities.

Chronology of building activities:
Ground Breaking - April 9, 2002
Clearing the site - April 25th
The excavation begins - May 1
Rains delay the project - May 8
Pouring concrete - June 3
Forming lower level walls - June 12
Lower level walls taking shape - June 20
Lower level walls in place - July 11
Cutting through lower wall - July 18
Setting steel - July 19
Setting main floor - July 25
Installing handicap ramp - Aug. 2
Main floor walls going up - Aug. 9
Raising the roof - Aug. 20
Interior work - Sept. 9
Interior work - Sept. 30
Installing new roof - Oct. 7
Windows installation - Oct. 24
Brick work begins - Nov. 7
Interior work - Dec. 4
Shelving arrives - Dec. 14
Moving day - Dec. 17
Remodeling - Dec. 19
New carpeting - Jan. 2 
Almost finished - Jan. 15
Finishing touches - April, 2003
Dedication Ceremony - May 3, 2003


Tyson Library, Versailles, Indiana - tysonlib@seidata.com