Roof Work Continues At Greenville Public Library

Those driving past the Greenville Library will notice scaffolding next to the historic building as the roofing project continues.

Library Director Mike Westbrooks told WGEL the roofing company is currently removing the old roof and expect the project to take a total of about three weeks. Most of the time spent on the project will involve work on the rotunda.

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The crowning jewel will be the cupola, which Westbrooks is excited to see.

The Greenville Public Library's cupela in construction.  It will be covered in copper before being placed on the roof.
The Greenville Public Library’s cupola in construction. It will be covered in copper before being placed on the roof.

Westbrooks noted the cupola will be covered in copper and will look like the one on the library when it was built in 1905.

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The work is being done by Renaissance Roofing of Rockford, which is well known for historic building preservation.

The cupola is being added thanks to an anonymous donor, while the library board is using grants from the state and the City of Greenville plus money from the library’s endowment fund for the roof replacement.

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