Louisville sculptor Craig Kaviar was commissioned this summer to create a centerpiece for the newly renovated downtown Library entrance. A desk was fashioned with an ironwork frame from the library’s scrollwork staircase. The countertop is black polished concrete with brown vein-work throughout, accompanied by recycled glass pieces and was recently installed this August.
The main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library in downtown Louisville sustained over $8 million in damages with the torrential rains that ravaged the city causing extensive flooding in August 2009. The library located between 3rd and 4th Streets on York Street took on over six feet of water damaging the lower level claiming over 50,000 books as well as extensive interior, electrical, and mechanical damage.