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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; The Mid-City branch of the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL), which narrowly averted eviction from its home at the American Can building last year, will move to the two-story Automotive Life Insurance Building at 4140 Canal Street, City Librarian Charles ...

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Mid-City Library to move to historic Automotive Life Insurance Building


The Mid-City branch of the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL), which narrowly averted eviction from its home at the American Can building last year, will move to the two-story Automotive Life Insurance Building at 4140 Canal Street, City Librarian Charles M. Brown announced today in a memo to staff and city officials.

The modernist building, which features a marble-and-glass facade and terrazzo flooring, was designed by Curtis & Davis Architects (who went on to design the New Orleans Rivergate) and opened in 1963, It was designated a city historic landmark by the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission in 2010.*The two-story building features*9,259 square feet of space on a 23,000-square-foot lot.

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