Granville Public Library

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In 1923, Mrs. Charles B. White took leadership of a campaign to raise $100,000 to build and maintain a new library building. Feeling that the site of her parents' home would make an ideal location, she donated the site and moved the residence to the back of the lot. Frank Packard, the architect for the Granville Inn, designed the library to complement the Inn; the stone for the library was donated by Miss Virginia Thorn from her own quarry. Packard died before the building was completed, so the firm Snyder, Babbitt and Mathews that grew out of Packard's office, took on the project. (Lisska, The Historical Times, Granville Historical Society, Summer 2008)