With a small crowd gathered Monday morning, the new cupola at the Greenville Public Library was raised with a crane and placed on the domed roof.
The copper cupola was made possible by an anonymous donor and was one of the final items in the library roof project. Renaissance Roofing of Rockford was contracted for the project and constructed the cupola, which had been a feature at the library many years ago.
Among those watching the raising of the new cupola was Dale Martin, chairman of the library board. He believes the new addition to the library will be an eye-catcher for those passing by.
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Library Director Mike Westbrooks hopes the public will appreciate the efforts that have been made to preserve the library building, which was built in 1905. He was happy to see the cupola on the dome.
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WGEL will share photos of the raising of the cupola on our website Tuesday afternoon. We have also posted a video of the raising of the cupola on the WGEL Facebook page.