Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sentimental Sunday: Sandusky Library 1901 Glass Floor Commemorative Paperweight

When the Sandusky Library opened to the public in 1901, one of the special features of the new library was the glass floor in the library stacks. Since the building was built before electricity was in use, the glass floor allowed light from the gas lamps to extend to the lowest level of the library building. During the Sandusky Library's major renovation and addition project, from 2001 to 2003, several sections of the original glass floor were cut, polished, and engraved. These commemorative paperweights are for sale at the Sandusky Library's AfterWords Gift Shop. This fall I was given a gift of a Sandusky Library 1901 Glass Floor Commemorative Paperweight, and it is a gift I will treasure always!

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