|Jeff Davis County Library building (1906), across the street from the County Courthouse and next to the historic Limpia Hotel|
The Jeff Davis County Library was awarded a $10,000 grant for their project. The terrace project will develop a pleasant, welcoming, outdoor seating area where everyone is welcome to meet, relax, read and access the library's wireless network at all hours. There will also be permanent outdoor displays with local information outlining the historical significance of the Fort Davis area.
The design will comply with the THC's guidance on preserving the integrity of the original 1906 structure, will be "Dark Skies compliant," and ADA accessible.
At Thursday's groundbreaking, many key donors were recognized including the THC's Heritage Tourism Partnership Grant. Rep. Pete Gallego pledged fundraising effort for 10% of the project budget...a pledge to bring in $9,000.00. You can follow the progress of the Terrace Project here: http://friendsjdcl.org/terrace-project/
You can support the Friends organization and the Terrace Project here: http://friendsjdcl.org/support/
When the project is finished, thanks to the Friends of the Library and many donors and supporters, there will be a lovely, relaxing place for local residents and visitors to enjoy!