Historic facade undergoes 6-month restoration

Machinery outside URMC historic hospital entrance

For several years the facade of the historic Strong Memorial Hospital main entrance, just outside Miner’s main reading room, has been crumbling. On June 23, 2011, the erection of scaffolding signals the start of an intensive six-month renovation project.

Over the coming  months, customers using the library’s main reading room can expect to hear noises coming from the exterior of the building and the roof, as the damaged stonework is removed. Some of the pieces will be shipped off and duplicated to their exact size and appearance, then reinstated. When finished, the exterior should be restored to its original 1925 grandeur. Fencing and construction supplies outside Miner Library

Earplugs are available at no cost from our Answer Desk, if you find the noises bothersome or distracting.

This entrance will be closed to pedestrian traffic for the duration of the project.  Instead, please use either the Behavioral Health entrance or the Clinical Research entrance.

If you have any suggestions or concerns, please let us know!

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