The Carnegie Art Center is North Tonawanda’s former Carnegie Library, completed in 1904. After being closed in 1976, it has served as one of the city’s main cultural venues. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. Flynn Battaglia Architects has been the architect for the building’s continuing restoration since 1999 and has completed a series of projects over that time including development of a Historic Structures Report, replacement of the slate roof, cornice repairs, repair of the front stone steps, and wood window restoration.
In late 2013, the City of North Tonawanda received grant funding to upgrade the facility to meet modern accessibility standards and improve its toilet room facilities, as well as perform other smaller upgrades and repairs to replace outdated building systems and improve code compliance. The work will include the construction of two new toilet rooms and the construction of a new rear addition with stairs and an elevator, contextual but contemporary in its design. Construction is expected to begin summer 2015.
Carnegie Art Center
North Tonawanda, NY