Deaf School at 400 E. Town St.
Bryant Park and New York Public Library
Ohio School for The Deaf property
Rendering of Main Library, Topiary Park and Deaf School
For over 140 years Columbus Metropolitan Library has served Columbus well. Innovating and expanding to meet the needs of our communities. Our latest opportunity has its foundation in a grand vision for our downtown neighborhood. We've announced our intent to purchase the old Deaf School at 400 E. Town Street. This historic old building has sat idle for years; we are committed to infusing new life and new development into this historic space. This purchase is our first step in a major renovation of Main Library, which begins design development this year. We expect to complete that project within the next couple of years.
We're also inspired by Bryant Park in New York, which is connected to New York Public Library and provides an outdoor reading room and green space for library customers.
The rendering shows just one possibility that opens up Main Library to the inspiring vistas of Topiary Park, creating a dynamic synergy to the whole area.