The Harriette Person Memorial Library is the oldest continually operating library in the state of Mississippi. The community of Port Gibson is very proud of this library and it is extremely well used. The rehabilitation project included the relocation of the library out of temporary location in a residential neighborhood into the heart of downtown – with the conversion of a significant, but underutilized, historic downtown commercial building providing a library facility with plenty of room for site development and future growth. The project was completed with the needs of the facility as the first priority. One third of the facility is designed for use by children – as well as an outdoor story-telling garden and plaza. Non-original elements/partitions/finishes were removed and the original layout of the building was restored. The Façade was restored to its original character.
Client: Claiborne County Board of Supervisors
Date Completed: 1991