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Restoration and Modernization of the Sterling Memorial Library Nave

  • Saturday, February 03, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
  • Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High Street, New Haven, CT 06511


  • A second tour will be held at 11:30 a.m.

Registration is closed


invites you to a free guided tour of the: 

Restoration and Modernization of the Sterling Memorial Library Nave

 Yale Campus New Haven, CT

Saturday February 3, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

How do you totally restore an untouched 1931 James Gamble Rogers masterwork? Come tour the glorious, stone-on-stone, cathedral-like nave [entrance] to Yale's main library. From the dingy ceiling to obsolete card catalogs, old and [very] new had to be seamlessly combined. You'll hear the architect and conservator team of Helpern Architects (David Helpern) and Jablonski Building Conservation, Inc. (Helen M. Thomas-Haney) tell how they restored deteriorated stonework, woodwork, decorative painting, stained glass, and metalwork. They'll also show how they refurbished spaces while hiding the latest library technologies, lighting, and HVAC.

Image courtesy of Sterling Memorial Library        

Click here to register now for this FREE tour!


Details & Logistics

** A second tour at 11:30 a.m. has been added

- Members, Non-members, and Symposium guests are all welcome. Register now as each tour is limited to 25 people.

- Attire: Casual; walking shoes are recommended.

- Photography is allowed.

- ADA accessible.

- Location:
Sterling Memorial Library
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511


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